sensory deprivation


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sensory deprivation

n.
Deprivation of external sensory stimulation, as by prolonged isolation.

sensory deprivation

n
(Psychology) psychol an experimental situation in which all stimulation is cut off from the sensory receptors

sen′sory depriva′tion



n.
extreme reduction of environmental stimuli, often leading to cognitive, perceptual, or behavioral disorientation or, in infants, developmental damage.
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Noun1.sensory deprivation - a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of all sensory input
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
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sensory deprivation

nReizabschirmung f, → sensorische Deprivation (spec)
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