Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inhibiting or tending to inhibit; holding back; curbing, restraining, or repressing; checking or stopping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit.
  • adjective (Physiol.) those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective that inhibits
  • adjective of, or relating to an inhibitor

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective restrictive of action

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