inhibit


in·hib·it

vt \in-ˈhib-ət\

Definition of INHIBIT

1
a : to restrain from free or spontaneous activity especially through the operation of inner psychological or external social constraints <an inhibited person> b : to check or restrain the force or vitality of <inhibit aggressive tendencies>
2
a : to reduce or suppress the activity of <a presynaptic neuron can not only excite a postsynaptic neuron but can also inhibit it—H. W. Kendler> b : to retard or prevent the formation of c : to retard, interfere with, or prevent (a process or reaction) <inhibit ovulation>

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