Definitions for inhibitɪnˈhɪb ɪt

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  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

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  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.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. inhibit(Verb)

    to hinder; to restrain

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

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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


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