Definition of Inhibit

1. Verb. To put down by force or authority. "Conquer one's desires"




2. Verb. Limit the range or extent of. "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
Generic synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel
Derivative terms: Inhibitor, Inhibitory

3. Verb. Limit, block, or decrease the action or function of. "Inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology, Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Hinder, Impede

4. Verb. Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.
Exact synonyms: Bottle Up, Suppress
Generic synonyms: Hold Back, Keep, Keep Back, Restrain
Specialized synonyms: Hold Back, Keep, Keep Back, Restrain, Quench, Choke
Derivative terms: Suppression

Definition of Inhibit

1. v. t. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder.

Definition of Inhibit

1. Verb. to hinder; to restrain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inhibit

1. to restrain or hold back [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Inhibit

1. To curb or restrain. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inhibit

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inhiation
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inhibit (current term)
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Literary usage of Inhibit

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"In this study we t evidence that certain serotonin recep- agonists inhibit prolactin secretion via :t effect on the dopamine receptor of pituitary ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"Mr. Pope changed it to inhibit, and the emendation appears indubitable ... And dare me to the desert with thy sword, If trembling 1 inhibit, then protest me ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... and policy of the individual to inhibit. Examples of imperative ideas which affect ... inhibit ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"These findings demonstrate that tacrine can both inhibit or enhance (SH)acetylcholine release, most likely through its activity as a cholinesterase ..."

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