Associations to the word «Inhibit»


INHIBIT, verb. To hinder; to restrain

Dictionary definition

INHIBIT, verb. To put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires".
INHIBIT, verb. Limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs".
INHIBIT, verb. Limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction".
INHIBIT, verb. Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne