verb (used with object)
- inherited character,
- inhibitory fiber
Origin of inhibit
Examples from the Web for inhibiting
The high price of the Tesla Model S—about $60,000—is inhibiting more widespread adoption.
Uncertainty over the TPC's future is inhibiting new investment.
Her more responsive physiological constitution does not need the artificial paralysis of the inhibiting centers.
This cause he seems to find in the inhibiting effects of extreme temperatures upon development.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
Messages were even sometimes brought down, either commanding or inhibiting, very injurious to the liberty of debate.Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3|Henry Hallam
The will always has to do with causing or inhibiting some action, either physical or mental.The Mind and Its Education|George Herbert Betts
It may be necessary to use the catheter if the water should fail to pass off after inhibiting the pubic system.Philosophy of Osteopathy|Andrew T. Still
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
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.