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Make less inhibited.‘as well as disinhibiting me, he educated me’
- ‘He is disinhibited and threatening in his manner.’
- ‘Even had she been disinhibited by alcohol earlier in the evening, that had worn off by the time in question.’
- ‘Such binge drinking disinhibits people and leads to a spectrum of anti-social behaviour ranging from yobbism and vandalism to serious violence.’
- ‘Recorder Barry Kogan told him: ‘I believe you are a considerable risk to the public particularly when disinhibited by drink.’’
- ‘The potential for peers to inhibit or disinhibit a potential offender's sexual imposition is supported by research on physical aggression.’
- ‘Still, perhaps by engaging in this active homicide fantasy, the shooter is unconsciously disinhibiting his otherwise dormant violent impulses toward other people.’
- ‘As a ‘shy, gawky, skinny’ young man, Wilson relied on alcohol to disinhibit him.’
- ‘It may have been that a combination of alcohol and cannabis fuelled a fantasy for financial gain and disinhibited you, as the police report put it.’
- ‘This potential for anonymity in e-mailing disinhibits some people.’
- ‘He was slightly disinhibited but co-operative and achieved good rapport.’
- ‘In the instant case D's intention in giving the tablets was to disinhibit the boys and thereby render them more susceptible to his sexual advances; this constituted an intent to injure.’
- ‘Once killing is disinhibited, then they are able to kill freely.’
- ‘It disinhibits cats, so I can observe them properly, see who they really are.’
- ‘On examination, the man was somewhat disinhibited; he also had a broad-based gait and an explosive cerebellar dysarthria.’
- ‘They and others with such neurological damage are socially disinhibited.’
- ‘In addition, substances such as alcohol can interact with medications, disinhibit patients and contribute to risky behaviors.’
- ‘A supplementary disinhibiting factor is the abuse of alcohol and drugs, involved in an estimated 70 percent of violent crimes.’
- ‘‘The use of any drug tends to disinhibit and this is when people take risks,’ he says.’
- ‘Does she use alcohol or drugs, which are disinhibiting?’
- ‘Participants in the low expectancy group did not believe that alcohol disinhibited them sexually or interfered with safer-sex practices.’
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