Definition of pratyahara in US English:

pratyahara

noun

  • Withdrawal of the senses; restraint of response to external stimuli.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Encyclopaedia. From Sanskrit pratyāhāra drawing back, withdrawal from pratyāhṛ- to bring or draw back, withdraw from prati- back + āhṛ- to bring.