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 (dĭs′ĭn-hə-bĭsh′ən, -ĭn-ə-, dĭs-ĭn′-)
1. Loss of inhibition, as through the influence of external stimuli such as drugs or alcohol, or as a result of brain damage.
2. Unrestrained behavior resulting from a lessening or loss of inhibitions or a disregard of cultural constraints.
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(ˌdɪsɪnɪˈbɪʃən; -ɪnhɪ-)
(Psychology) psychol a temporary loss of inhibition, caused by an outside stimulus such as alcohol or a drug
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(dɪsˌɪn ɪˈbɪʃ ən, -ˌɪn hɪ-, ˌdɪs ɪn-)

1. a temporary loss of inhibition caused by an outside stimulus.
2. removal of a chemical inhibitor.
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n (psych) desinhibición f
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