American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To hold back; restrain. See Synonyms at restrain.
- v. To prohibit; forbid.
- v. Psychology To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
- v. Chemistry To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction).
- v. Biology To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hold back; hinder by obstruction or restriction; check or repress.
- To forbid; prohibit; interdict.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder.
- v. To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.
- v. (Chem., Biochem.) To cause the rate of (a chemical or biochemical reaction) to proceed slower, or to halt.
- v. To restrain (a behavior) by a mechanism involving conscious or unconscious motivations.
- v. control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
- v. limit the range or extent of
- v. limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
- v. to put down by force or authority
- From Latin inhibitus, perfect passive participle of inhibeō ("I hold in, check, restrain"), from in ("in, at, on"), + habeō ("I have, hold, keep"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English inhibiten, to forbid, from Latin inhibēre, inhibit-, to restrain, forbid : in-, in; see in-2 + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Therefore he decides that although the First Amendment forbids Congress to abridge political speech, that proscription is somehow superseded by Congress's right to, in Breyer's words, "inhibit" some "speech opportunities" in the name of fine-tuning "a democratic conversation.”
“As used herein, "inhibit" or "treat" or "treatment" includes a postponement of development of the symptoms associated with autoimmune disease or pathogen-induced immunopathology and/or”
“It added that the tie-up would have the potential to 'inhibit' the editorial and scheduling flexibility of both the BBC and ITV network.”
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“- This is from a survey conducted in the UK and reported on in the Bookseller: The lack of devices from Amazon and Apple could "inhibit" the UK's e-book market "in the short term", as people hold out for products by preferred manufacturers, a YouGov survey has concluded.”
“We have been hexed to devalue, negatively connote, discredit, caution against, inhibit, prohibit, and even become scared and fearful of allowing spirit to express itself through our whole body, mind, heart, and soul.”
“If we're not conscious of the values of our conditioned self-structure, they are going to inhibit our capacity to be a truly awake individual.”
“According to the FDA, in 2009 more than 5 million prescriptions were filled for bisphosphonates, which inhibit bone loss.”
“Japan posted a $10.66 billion trade deficit in May, the biggest shortfall in nearly 2½ years, as the impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami continues to inhibit an economic recovery.”
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