To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder. "Their motions also are excited or inhibited... by the objects without them."
To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict. "All men were inhibited, by proclamation, at the dissolution, so much as to mention a Parliament." "Burial may not be inhibited or denied to any one."
(Chem., Biochem.) To cause the rate of (a chemical or biochemical reaction) to proceed slower, or to halt; as, vitamin C inhibits oxidation; penicillins inhibit bacterial cell wall synthesis.
To restrain (a behavior) by a mechanism involving conscious or unconscious motivations.