inhibit definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To hold back; restrain. See Synonyms at restrain.
    • To prohibit; forbid.
    • mindset To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
    • Chemistry to stop or reduce the price of (a reaction).
    • Biology to diminish, limit, or stop the action or purpose of (an enzyme or organ, including).
    • To check; to hold back; to restrain; to impede.
    • To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.
    • resulting in the price of (a chemical or biochemical response) to proceed slowly, or even stop.
    • To restrain (a behavior) by a mechanism concerning mindful or involuntary motivations.
  • verb:
    • to hinder; to restrain
    • control and try to avoid showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
    • reduce range or extent of
    • limit, block, or reduce steadily the activity or function of
    • to put down by force or authority
  • others:
    • to attend; impede by obstruction or restriction; check or repress.
    • To forbid; prohibit; interdict.

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