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Verb: inhibit  in'hi-bit
  1. To put down by force or authority
    "inhibit a nascent uprising";
    - suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquer, curb
  2. Limit the range or extent of
    "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
  3. (chemistry) limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
    "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
  4. Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behaviour
    - bottle up, suppress

Derived forms: inhibits, inhibiting, inhibited

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

Encyclopedia: Inhibit