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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INHIBIT

To close the path means to inhibit the idea which demands such action.

It shares, we said, with attention, the power to reënforce and to inhibit.

The wine would cleanse and at least inhibit bacterial growth.

Such excretions often serve to inhibit further multiplication.

The finest—and no acute case of puritanism to inhibit his enjoyment.

Page 344: 'inhabit' corrected to 'inhibit', as 1587 edition.

Her power of will had deserted her, or this man, Arabian, had the power to inhibit her will.

She holds her head in her hands to inhibit the movement, and succeeds.

She found that the strongest acids do not inhibit the growth of some other kinds.

There are many factors which inhibit sleep that must be removed or at least obviated.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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