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Inhibit   /ɪnhˈɪbət/   Listen

(past & past part. inhibited; pres. part. inhibiting)
To put down by force or authority.  Synonyms: conquer, curb, stamp down, subdue, suppress.  "Stamp down on littering" , "Conquer one's desires"
Limit the range or extent of.
Limit, block, or decrease the action or function of.  "Inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.  Synonyms: bottle up, suppress.

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"Inhibit" Quotes from Famous Books

... whilk we will nae langer delay; for, sooth to say, we are weel nigh famished. Look ye, sirs. Neither of you is to quit Hoghton Tower without our permission had and obtained. We do not place you under arrest, neither do we inhibit you from the chase, or from any other sports; but you are to remain here at our sovereign pleasure. Have we your word that you will not ...
— The Lancashire Witches - A Romance of Pendle Forest • William Harrison Ainsworth

... bare the vital contradiction in our governmental system. Calhoun showed that the Constitution permits each State for itself to define, in order to inhibit, incendiary literature. Characteristically, he would have forced mail agents to obey state laws upon this matter. Yet for Congress to have so directed would plainly have been abridging freedom of ...
— History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6) • E. Benjamin Andrews

... enemies of Germany, Your Excellency seems to be under the impression that it was within the choice of the Government of the United States, notwithstanding its professed neutrality and its diligent efforts to maintain it in other particulars, to inhibit this trade, and that its failure to do so manifested an unfair attitude toward Germany. This Government holds, as I believe Your Excellency is aware, and as it is constrained to hold in view of the present indisputable doctrines of accepted international ...
— My Three Years in America • Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff

Words linked to "Inhibit" :   chemistry, hold, chemical science, strangle, keep, limit, hush up, confine, choke off, hold in, impede, keep back, quieten, hold back, trammel, wink, choke back, muffle, bound, still, throttle, biology, hush, blink away, hinder, smother, blink, check, squelch, restrict, restrain, dampen, contain, quench, control, burke, moderate, repress, biological science, shut up, silence, choke, quell, stifle, choke down

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