from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that inhibits, as a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific chemical reaction.
  • n. Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific biological process

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which causes inhibitory action; esp., an inhibitory nerve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See inhibiter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a substance that retards or stops an activity


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