Definition of decondition in US English:



[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 behavior), 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.