Meaning of sensory deprivation

sen'sory depriva'tion

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— Psychiatry. Psychiatry.
  1. the experimental or natural reduction of environmental stimuli, as by physical isolation or loss of eyesight, often leading to cognitive, perceptual, or behavioral changes, as disorientation, delusions, or panic.
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