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Definitions for (verb) inhibit

Main entry: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress Definition: to put down by force or authority Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

Main entry: inhibit Definition: limit the range or extent of Usage: Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

Main entry: inhibit, suppress, bottle up Definition: control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

Main entry: inhibit Definition: limit, block, or decrease the action or function of Usage: inhibit the action of the enzyme; inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction