verb (used with object)
Origin of inhibit
Examples from the Web for inhibit
Studies have repeatedly shown that Plan B ok “does not inhibit implantation.”
If the technology works well, secrecy can inhibit its deployment.Is the Pentagon’s $55 Billion Stealth Bomber Too Big a Secret?|Bill Sweetman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Oil is antimicrobial and gets into the tissues of the mouth to inhibit bacterial growth,” says Caldecott.
Since the FDA approved Plan B in 1999, repeated studies have shown the drug does not inhibit implantation.
IUDs, also named in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga suits, almost certainly can inhibit implantation.
There are many factors which inhibit sleep that must be removed or at least obviated.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
There is no need of a definite consent to the act, provided there is nothing present to inhibit it.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
As the basis for desensitization, deep relaxation is used to inhibit anxiety.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
Any indisposition, not to mention actual diseases, has a tendency to inhibit all initiative.Poise: How to Attain It|D. Starke
And what shall be done to inhibit the multitudes that frequent those houses where drunkenness is sold and harboured?Areopagitica|John Milton
British Dictionary definitions for inhibit
verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)
- to prevent the occurrence of (a particular signal) in a circuit
- to prevent the performance of (a particular operation)
Word Origin for inhibit
Word Origin and History for inhibit
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.