- v. present participle of inhibit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. discouraging (a person) from action by threat of punishment.
“Phytosterols can assist in inhibiting the uptake of cholesterol.”
“I have to admit I had a sneaking suspicion that the idea of inhibiting hair growth might not be all that healthy, but I didn't care.”
“Serious staff shortages, under-utilisation of capital expenditure and grossly under-served rural and peri-urban areas were identified as inhibiting factors in service delivery improvement.”
“This shows that while the third or lowest level does its own work, it is yet in a sense under the weight -- what physiologists call the inhibiting action -- of the higher brain masses.”
“Customs and traditions which look down upon women in the society, different forms of corruption have also been identified as inhibiting factors to women's active participation in public life including politics.”
“The structures were identified as inhibiting the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in a screen of the company's 2-million-compound library - a process that took five scientists at Tres Cantos around one year to complete.”
“Now, you can't patent the idea of inhibiting enzyme A.”
“To see a river as a goddess," he said in an interview, "can lead to a kind of inhibiting of the efforts to clean up the river because one sees it as an all-powerful god who couldn't possibly be polluted.”
“The cultivation of negative passivity such as inhibiting all thought and making oneself quite passive and open to any influence, is also highly dangerous and should be strictly avoided.”
“Neuroscientists have found that complex cognitive functions - such as inhibiting impulsive behaviors, planning ahead, and problem solving - occur in the prefrontal cortex, a brain area that continues to develop throughout adolescence and well into young adulthood.”
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