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[ in-hib-i-tid ]


  1. overly restrained.
  2. Psychology. exhibiting inhibition.

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Other Words From

  • o·ver·in·hib·it·ed adjective
  • sem·i-in·hib·it·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of inhibited1

First recorded in 1960–65; inhibit + -ed 2( def )

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Example Sentences

By controlling nutrient conditions, we could turn the transposon on and off like a switch, looking for inhibited cell growth as it landed in different parts of the genome.

Far from encouraging creative exploration, the first computers practically inhibited it.

Thinking and cognition can be inhibited, with executive function demonstrating particularly notable challenges.

They would normally be inhibited from taking an "anti-Israel" stance in the international arena.

This whole program is obviously inhibited by his perception of what will have a chance of getting Republican votes.

Pretty outlandish, but again, it just shows he is not inhibited in trying any sort of device that might let him hold onto power.

For fear he should be too quickly found out, he positively inhibited Charles from communicating it to his ministers.

For externally his appearance would have been a shock, would have inhibited the pleasant intimacy at which they so soon arrived.

It may happen that in the case of feelings originally sexual their further development is inhibited.

The scandalmonger, inhibited from doing the forbidden thing, enjoys himself by a vicarious indulgence in rottenness.

If inhibited in the exercise of one mechanism of escape, the repressed wish will substitute another.