Meaning of decondition in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdiːk(ə)nˈdɪʃ(ə)n/


[with object]
  • 1Cause to lose fitness or muscle tone, especially through lack of exercise.

    • ‘sedentary lifestyles that decondition their bodies’
  • 2Psychiatry
    Reform or reverse (previously conditioned behaviour), especially in the treatment of phobia and other anxiety disorders in which the fear response to certain stimuli is brought under control.

    • ‘According to Terry Givens, who helped design fitness courses for the United States Air Force Academy, as we age, our tissues decondition.’
    1. 2.1informal Persuade (someone) to abandon a habitual mode of thinking.