from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of inhibiting or the state of being inhibited.
- n. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
- n. Psychology Conscious or unconscious restraint of a behavioral process, a desire, or an impulse.
- n. Chemistry The condition in which or the process by which a reaction is inhibited.
- n. Biology The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of inhibiting.
- n. a personal feeling of fear or embarrassment that stops one behaving naturally.
- n. the process of stopping or retarding a chemical reaction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
- n. A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or enzyme, etc.
- n. A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
- n. The reduction in rate or stopping of a chemical or biochemical reaction, due to interaction with a chemical agent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; prohibition; restraint; embargo.
- n. In English law, a writ to forbid a judge from further proceedings in a cause depending before him, issuing usually from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
- n. In physiology, the lowering of the action of a nervous mechanism by nervous impulses reaching it from a connected mechanism.
- n. In psychology, the supposed restraint or cancelation of a mental process by other concurrent mental processes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
- n. (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part
- n. the quality of being inhibited
- n. the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
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