Examples of inhibit in a Sentence
You shouldn't allow fear of failure to inhibit you.
He was inhibited by modesty.
Fear can inhibit people from expressing their opinions.
drugs that are used to inhibit infection
Strict laws are inhibiting economic growth.
Recent Examples of inhibit from the Web
The copper toxicity inhibits plant growth and causes other problems.
Blue light inhibits the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep cycles.
There will be a money crunch in the NBA this summer, and that could inhibit Gordon’s ability to command his hoped-for salary.
Messi has, throughout his time in Russia, seemed inhibited, cowed and stressed.
At that stage, larvae inhibit the flow of nutrients beneath the bark, killing the tree.
Concerns about federal law enforcement seizures have inhibited most lenders from working with marijuana businesses.
Looking for wedding shoes that feel special and luxe, but won’t inhibit your right to break it down on the dance floor?
Glyphosate inhibits a metabolic pathway used only by plants, fungi, and bacteria.
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cramp one's style, give a hard time;
Synonym Discussion of inhibit
- smoking is forbidden in the building
- prohibited the sale of liquor
- practices interdicted by the church
- conditions inhibiting the growth of free trade
INHIBIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhibit for English Language Learners
: to keep (someone) from doing what he or she wants to do
: to prevent or slow down the activity or occurrence of (something)
INHIBIT Defined for Kids
medical Definition of inhibit
- an inhibited person
- inhibit aggressive tendencies
- a presynaptic neuron can not only excite a postsynaptic neuron but can also inhibit it
- —H. W. Kendler
- inhibit ovulation
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