• WordNet 3.6
    • n inhibition the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof) "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter","a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages","he ignored his parents' forbiddance"
    • n inhibition (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
    • n inhibition the quality of being inhibited
    • n inhibition (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inhibition (Physiol) A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or enzyme, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
    • Inhibition (Law) A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
    • Inhibition The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
    • Inhibition (Chem., Biochem) The reduction in rate or stopping of a chemical or biochemical reaction, due to interaction with a chemical agent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inhibition The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; prohibition; restraint; embargo.
    • n inhibition In English law, a writ to forbid a judge from further proceedings in a cause depending before him, issuing usually from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
    • n inhibition In physiology, the lowering of the action of a nervous mechanism by nervous impulses reaching it from a connected mechanism.
    • n inhibition In psychology, the supposed restraint or cancelation of a mental process by other concurrent mental processes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inhibition the act of inhibiting or restraining: the state of being inhibited: prohibition: a writ from a higher court to an inferior judge to stay proceedings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inhibitio,: cf. F. inhibition,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inhibēre, -hibitumin, in, habēre, to have.


In literature:

He must not seek to inhibit any portion of his impulse.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Calhoun showed that the Constitution permits each State for itself to define, in order to inhibit, incendiary literature.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Suppose I had retained Timmy as my voice and planned on releasing the inhibited potential of many people.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
The giant growth, however, seemed to be less subject to this inhibition, though it too showed slower progress in the higher and colder regions.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Other taboos contain inhibitions of what will be injurious to the group.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
She has to contend with natural and acquired inhibitions.
"'Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are!' AND 'Isn't That Just Like a Man!'" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
He's got the strength and, under the influence of sufficient alcohol, he's got no inhibitions about using it.
"Hex" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
If you can once overcome an inhibition, you have broken its hold.
"An Interpretation of Friends Worship" by N. Jean Toomer
They welcomed him, went right on without inhibition.
"Operation Haystack" by Frank Patrick Herbert
Everything that either, in consideration of the other's wish or welfare, abstains from is inhibited by law, tacit or expressed.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce

In poetry:

All my inhibition left me in a flash,
When he robbed me of my clothes,
But his body became my new dress.
Like a bee hovering on a lotus leaf
He was there in my night, on me!
"All My Inhibition Left Me In A Flash" by Vidyapati

In news:

Energy Costs To Inhibit Shoppers.
Take Dr Laura Berman's quiz to test your sexual inhibitions.
Double-therapy Approach Effectively Inhibited Brain Cancer Recurrence.
Deepwater Horizon alarm ' inhibited '.
Forget Fear, Whining and Inhibition .
Study Shows Growth, Inhibition Factors of Skin Cancer.
Combination Therapy Shows Potent Tumor Growth Inhibition in Preclinical Studies.
PARP inhibition in BRCA -mutated breast and ovarian cancers.
Scientists free sexual inhibition (in flies).
Studies Show JAK1/2 Inhibition Increases Tumor Cell Susceptibility to NK-Mediated Lysis .
Inhibition of pentagastrin stimulated and nocturnal gastric secretion by ranitidine.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website.
Osmanthus fragrans Found to Inhibit Tyrosinase.
A key bacterial compound that inhibits the growth of the plant pathogen Fusarium verticillioides has been identified by Agricultural Research Service scientists.
Eco Building Products demonstrates using eco-friendly protected lumber that inhibits emission.

In science:

For the exponential inhibition this yields β ≫ ln k, as in the deterministic case.
Noise enhanced persistence in a biochemical regulatory network with feedback control
For the hyperbolic inhibition one obtains β ≫ 1 (as in the deterministic case) for A > ∼ ln k/k, and β ≫ ln k (as for the exponential inhibition) for A ≪ ln k/k. L.
Noise enhanced persistence in a biochemical regulatory network with feedback control
Given a branching random walk on a graph, we consider two kinds of truncations: either by inhibiting the reproduction outside a subset of vertices or by allowing at most m particles per vertex.
Approximating critical parameters of branching random walks
Piro & Bildsten (2007a) show in the case of accreting neutron stars that such compositional changes can inhibit turbulent mixing, but do not alter angular momentum transport any more than introducing a slight spin discontinuity.
The Internal Shear of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors During Accretion and Simmering
When gas molecules bind to a surface they may do so in such a way that the adsorption of one molecule inhibits the arrival of others.
The expected duration of random sequential adsorption