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inhibitory

[ in-hib-i-tawr-ee ]
/ ɪnˈhɪb ɪˌtɔr i /
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acting to restrain, hinder, arrest, check, or prohibit an action, impulse, etc.:These substances are strongly inhibitory for the growth of mycoplasmas and some protozoa.Children with weak inhibitory and attentional resources may have great difficulty resisting the influence of marketing.
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Sometimes in·hib·i·tive [in-hib-i-tiv] /ɪnˈhɪb ɪ tɪv/ .

OTHER WORDS FROM inhibitory

in·ter·in·hib·i·tive, adjectivenon·in·hib·i·tive, adjectivenon·in·hib·i·to·ry, adjectivesub·in·hib·i·to·ry, adjective
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