In*hib"it(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inhibited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inhibiting.] [L. inhibitus, p. p. of inhibere; pref. in- in + habere to have, hold. See Habit.]
1. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder.
Their motions also are excited or inhibited . . . by the objects without them.Bentley.
2. To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.
All men were inhibited, by proclamation, at the dissolution, so much as to mention a Parliament.Clarendon.
Burial may not be inhibited or denied to any one.Ayliffe.
(Chem., Biochem.) To cause the rate of (a chemical or biochemical reaction) to proceed slower, or to halt; as, vitamin C
inhibits oxidation; penicillins
inhibit bacterial cell wall synthesis.
4. To restrain (a behavior) by a mechanism involving conscious or unconscious motivations.
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