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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhibitory  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhibitory 
  adj  :  restrictive  of  action  "a  repressive  regime";  "an  overly 
  strict  and  inhibiting  discipline"  [syn:  {inhibiting},  {repressive}, 
  {repressing}] 




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