Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: inhibition  ,in-(h)i'bi-shun
  1. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
    - suppression
  2. The quality of being inhibited
  3. (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part
    "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
  4. The action of prohibiting, inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
    "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages";
    - prohibition, forbiddance

Derived forms: inhibitions

Type of: abstinence, action, biological process, control, organic process, restraint

Encyclopedia: Inhibition