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Overview of verb inhibit

The verb inhibit has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

(to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

2. (1) inhibit

(limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs")

3. inhibit

(limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction")

4. inhibit, bottle up, suppress

(control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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