Definition of reactive inhibition in English:

reactive inhibition

Pronunciation /rēˈaktiv ˌinəˈbiSHən/ /riˈæktɪv ˌɪnəˈbɪʃən/ /ˌinhəˈbiSHən/ /ˌɪnhəˈbɪʃən/ /ˌin(h)iˈbiSHən/ /ˌɪn(h)ɪˈbɪʃən/


  • The inhibiting effect of fatigue or boredom on the response to a stimulus and ability to learn.

    ‘An experiment manipulating levels of reactive inhibition gave support to our view.’
    • ‘The relationship of reactive inhibition to test performance and to achievement in reading, spelling, and handwriting was studied.’