1 to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires" [syn: suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquer, curb]
2 limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
EtymologyFrom Latin inhibere, inhibit-, "to hold in", "to check", "to restrain", from in-, + habere, "to have", "to hold".
- Rhymes: -ɪbɪt
to hinder; to restrain
- Czech: potlačit
- Finnish: rajoittaa, estä
- French: inhiber
- Hungarian: gátol, akadályoz
- Japanese: 抑制する 阻止する 制止する 抑止する
- Swedish: hämma
Inhibitor or inhibition may refer to:
- Corrosion inhibitor, a substance that decreases the rate of metal oxidation
- Enzyme inhibitor, a substance that binds to an enzyme and decreases its activity.
- Inhibition of return, a feature of attention
- Inhibition Theory, a theory pertaining to the performance of a mental task
- Inhibitors (Revelation Space), machines in Alastair Reynolds's Revelation Space novels
- Lateral inhibition, a mechanism by which neurons are able to determine the origin of a stimulus
- Memory inhibition, processes that suppress or interfere with specific memories.
- Reaction inhibitor, a substance that prevents or decreases the rate of a chemical reaction
- Sexual inhibition, reservations relating to sexual practices
- Social inhibition, a conditioned fear reaction to social marginalization or isolation.
inhibit in Danish: Inhibitor
inhibit in French: Inhibiteur
inhibit in Italian: Inibizione
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