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inhibit

in·hib·it

inhibit

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn hI biht
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inhibited, inhibiting, inhibits
definition 1: to hold back, restrain, prevent, or tend to do so.
His fears inhibit him from making friends.Salt inhibits the freezing of water.Threats of violence inhibited the people from registering to vote.
synonyms:
constrain, hinder, impede, prevent, restrain
antonyms:
activate, allow, animate, encourage
similar words:
arrest, bridle, check, control, curb, forbid, obstruct, prohibit, rein in, repress, restrict, stifle, stop, suppress
definition 2: to prevent or forbid.
The law inhibits the transfer of these rights to others.
synonyms:
forbid, prohibit
antonyms:
allow
similar words:
ban, enjoin, interdict, prevent, proscribe, taboo, veto
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derivations: inhibited (adj.), inhibitive (adj.), inhibitory (adj.)
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