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Inhibit   Listen
verb
Inhibit  v. t.  (past & past part. inhibited; pres. part. inhibiting)  
1.
To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder. "Their motions also are excited or inhibited... by the objects without them."
2.
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."
3.
(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.
4.
To restrain (a behavior) by a mechanism involving conscious or unconscious motivations.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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