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inhibition

in·hi·bi·tion

inhibition

 
 
pronunciation:
In hih bI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of inhibiting, or the condition of being inhibited.
He would have liked to tell her all he felt for her, but inhibition prevented him.
definition 2: that which holds back or prevents, or the conditions under which one is held back or prevented, esp. from one psychological or behavioral process by another.
similar words:
block
definition 3: the restraint or suppression of a biological process, such as the reduction of a reflex or nervous reaction by some drug.