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/inˈhibit/,
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inhibited, past participle; inhibited, past tense; inhibits, 3rd person singular present; inhibiting, present participle;
  1. Hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process)
    • - cold inhibits plant growth
  2. Prevent or prohibit (someone) from doing something
    • - the earnings rule inhibited some retired people from working
  3. Voluntarily or involuntarily restrain the direct expression of (an instinctive impulse)

  4. (chiefly of a drug or other substance) Slow down or prevent (a process, reaction, or function) or reduce the activity of (an enzyme or other agent)

  5. Make (someone) self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way
    • - his mother's strictures would always inhibit him
  6. (in ecclesiastical law) Forbid (a member of the clergy) to exercise clerical functions


  1. suppress: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  2. limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
  3. limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
  4. control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
  5. (inhibited) held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"
  6. (inhibition) (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
  7. (Inhibition (social)) Social inhibition is a conscious or unconscious constraint or curtailment by a person of a process or behaviour that the person may consider objectionable in a social setting. ...
  8. (Inhibitor (chemistry)) A reaction inhibitor is a substance that decreases the rate of, or prevents, a chemical reaction.
  9. to hinder; to restrain
  10. (inhibitor) Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific chemical reaction; Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific biological process
  11. (inhibited (insulating oil)) A mineral insulating oil which contains an anti-oxidant.
  12. (inhibited) (79) [Rare] prohibited; forbidden.
  13. (inhibited) Electrical current is stopped from being sent to the myocardium.
  14. (Inhibition) A writ which prohibits a debtor from burdening his heritage or parting with it to the detriment of the inhibiting creditor.
  15. (Inhibition) In reference to neurons, it is a synaptic message that prevents the recipient cell from firing.
  16. Inhibition allows your creditor to stop you selling, transferring, or re-mortgaging your house or land unless you pay your debt to them. It does not allow your creditor to sell your property
  17. (INHIBITION) a voluntary or involuntary restraint on the direct expression of an instinct.
  18. (Inhibition) A court order based upon a Scottish decree or an extract registered judgment preventing sale of a debtor’s property in security of a debt owed.
  19. (Inhibition) A mental condition in which the range and amount of behaviour is curtailed, beginning or continuing a course of action is difficult, and there is a peculiar hesitancy as if restrained by an external force.
  20. (Inhibition) A technical term of treatment. Special techniques of handling are aimed at stopping the spastic or athetoid patterns which prevent or interfere with normal activity.
  21. (Inhibition) Electronic process for adjusting a quartz watch without modifying the frequency of the quartz.
  22. (Inhibition) F.M. Alexander gave this term an interpretation before Freud’s more popular definition. Freud’s definition has to do with suppression, or repression. Alexander used the word in a different way. Alexander’s definition has more to do with stopping, or pausing. ...
  23. (Inhibition) If we end-gain, we don’t give ourselves time to stop and consider what might be a better means-whereby we can reach our goal. ...
  24. (Inhibition) Joan M. McDowd, Occupational Therapy Education, University of Kansas Medical Center
  25. (Inhibition) Michael Anderson, Gyorgy Buszaki, Robert Bjork (I), Lynn Hasher, Colin MacLeod