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Meaning of INHIBITORY

Pronunciation:  in'hibi`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"
 

INHIBITORY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: inhibiting, repressing, repressive, restrictive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*hib"i*to*ry\, a. [LL. inhibitorius: cf. F.
inhibitoire.]
Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in
inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit; as, the inhibitory
action of the pneumogastric on the respiratory center.

      I would not have you consider these criticisms as
      inhibitory.                              --Lamb.

{Inhibitory nerves} (Physiol.), those nerves which modify,
   inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in
   progress.

 

 

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