Presence of small quantities of potash may be responsible for the inhibitive nature of this black pigment.
It exerts an inhibitive action upon the growth of microorganisms, but irritates the tissues.
So-called "willfulness" is a will in which the volitional power has not yet been balanced with this inhibitive power.
We were out for a high old time; and part of a high old time was a wild and reckless disregard of inhibitive sporting conventions.
And this inhibitive influence is not due to the mere fact that his emotion is painful.
The interesting thing to note is the extreme delicacy of the inhibitive machinery.
Yet from the inhibitive side also we have already had important achievements to record.
A familiar example of the paralyzing power of scruples is the inhibitive effect of conscientiousness upon conversation.
This combination has no equal as an antiseptic and inhibitive agent in typhoid fever, diarrhea, dysentery, etc.
early 15c., "to forbid, prohibit," back-formation from inhibition or else from Latin inhibitus, past participle of inhibere "to hold in, hold back, keep back" (see inhibition). Psychological sense (1876) is from earlier, softened meaning of "restrain, check, hinder" (1530s). Related: Inhibited; inhibiting.
inhibit in·hib·it (ĭn-hĭb'ĭt)
v. in·hib·it·ed, in·hib·it·ing, in·hib·its
To hold back; restrain.
To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
To prevent or decrease the rate of a chemical reaction.
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.