Adjective: inhibited in'hi-bi-tid
Verb: inhibit in'hi-bit
- Held back, restrained or prevented
"in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"
- To put down by force or authority
"inhibit a nascent uprising";
- suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquer, curb
- Limit the range or extent of
"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
- (chemistry) limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
"inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
- Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behaviour
- bottle up, suppress
See also: pent-up, repressed, reserved, restrained, smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed
Type of: bound, check, confine, contain, control, curb, entrammel, fetter, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, impede, keep, keep back, limit, moderate, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel