Associations to the word «Inhibition»

Wiktionary

INHIBITION, noun. The act of inhibiting.
INHIBITION, noun. (psychology) a personal feeling of fear or embarrassment that stops one behaving naturally.
INHIBITION, noun. (chemistry) the process of stopping or retarding a chemical reaction.

Dictionary definition

INHIBITION, noun. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.
INHIBITION, noun. The quality of being inhibited.
INHIBITION, noun. (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve".
INHIBITION, noun. The action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance".

Wise words

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