Definitions for inhibitɪnˈhɪb ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)

    to put down by force or authority

    "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

  2. inhibit(verb)

    limit the range or extent of

    "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"

  3. inhibit(verb)

    limit, block, or decrease the action or function of

    "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"

  4. inhibit, bottle up, suppress(verb)

    control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

GCIDE

  1. Inhibit(v. t.)

    (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.

  2. Inhibit(v. t.)

    To restrain (a behavior) by a mechanism involving conscious or unconscious motivations.

  3. Origin: [L. inhibitus, p. p. of inhibere; pref. in- in + habere to have, hold. See Habit.]

Wiktionary

  1. inhibit(Verb)

    to hinder; to restrain

  2. Origin: From inhibitus, perfect passive participle of inhibeo, from in, + habeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inhibit(verb)

    to check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder

  2. Inhibit(verb)

    to forbid; to prohibit; to interdict

  3. Origin: [L. inhibitus, p. p. of inhibere; pref. in- in + habere to have, hold. See Habit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inhibit

    in-hib′it, v.t. to hold in or back: to keep back: to check.—n. Inhibi′tion, the act of inhibiting or restraining: the state of being inhibited: prohibition: a writ from a higher court to an inferior judge to stay proceedings.—adj. Inhib′itory, prohibitory. [L. inhibēre, -hibitumin, in, habēre, to have.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inhibit' in Verbs Frequency: #997

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhibit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhibit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gemma Hart:

    Our voluntary incentive program clearly does not prevent or inhibit other brands from getting to market.

  2. Suzanne Dixon:

    All varieties are rich in phytosterols, which have been shown in lab and animal studies to inhibit tumor development.

  3. William Jacobson:

    They [police] may subjectively feel that the spotlight on them does inhibit their ability to act, but that subjective feeling cannot trump the First Amendment.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    So we want to make sure that these reforms are not so onerous that they inhibit our participation in the international economy, but of course our national security interests come first.

  5. Sharyl Wood:

    As an official representative of a governmental agency, schools aren’t allowed to promote or inhibit religion, individual students are certainly permitted to express their religious beliefs but not on behalf of the governmental body.

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