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Meaning of INHIBIT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  2. [v]  limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
 

INHIBIT is a 7 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: conquer, curb, stamp down, subdue, suppress
 
 See Also: blink, blink away, bound, burke, check, choke back, choke down, choke off, confine, contain, control, dampen, hold, hold in, hush, hush up, limit, moderate, muffle, quell, quench, quieten, repress, restrain, restrict, shut up, silence, smother, squelch, stifle, still, strangle, throttle, trammel, wink

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*hib"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inhibited}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Inhibiting}.] [L. inhibitus, p. p. of inhibere; pref.
in- in + habere to have, hold. See {Habit}.]
1. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder.

         Their motions also are excited or inhibited . . . by
         the objects without them.             --Bentley.

2. To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.

         All men were inhibited, by proclamation, at the
         dissolution, so much as to mention a Parliament.
                                               --Clarendon.

         Burial may not be inhibited or denied to any one.
                                               --Ayliffe.

 
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