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inhibition

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1 the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others
  • an innate inhibition made it difficult for him to tell his girlfriend what he was really feeling

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2 something that makes movement or progress difficult
  • without the inhibition of their jackets, the boys were able to wrestle more vigorously

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The first known use of inhibition was in the 14th century

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“Inhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inhibition. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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