Inhibit



[in-hib-it] /ɪnˈhɪb ɪt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to restrain, hinder, arrest, or check (an action, impulse, etc.).
2.
to prohibit; forbid.
3.
Psychology. to consciously or unconsciously suppress or restrain (psychologically or sociologically unacceptable behavior).
4.
Chemistry. to decrease the rate of action of or stop (a chemical reaction).
/ɪnˈhɪbɪt/
verb (transitive) -its, -iting, -ited
1.
to restrain or hinder (an impulse, a desire, etc)
2.
to prohibit; forbid
3.
to stop, prevent, or decrease the rate of (a chemical reaction)
4.
(electronics)

v.

early 15c., “to forbid, prohibit,” back-formation from inhibition or else from Latin inhibitus, past participle of inhibere “to hold in, hold back, keep back” (see inhibition). Psychological sense (1876) is from earlier, softened meaning of “restrain, check, hinder” (1530s). Related: Inhibited; inhibiting.

inhibit in·hib·it (ĭn-hĭb’ĭt)
v. in·hib·it·ed, in·hib·it·ing, in·hib·its

in·hib’i·to’ry (-tôr’ē) adj.

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