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inhibit


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhibit  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhibit 
  v  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" 




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