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inhibited

verb , past tense of inhibit

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2 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • laws designed to inhibit the powers of the intelligence organizations
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3 to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action
  • a fundamental sense of propriety should have inhibited you from making a drunken spectacle of yourself
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