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