inhibited

[ in-hib-i-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF inhibited
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I published my sermon and sent it to the bishop, and he inhibited me!

The suggestion of art has inhibited in us every contrary idea.

It was only the psychophysical pain in the brain which had been inhibited.

Any instincts of the family man which might once have reigned in him had long since been inhibited.

More than this, these contractions cannot usually be inhibited.

I did say, "Don't be inhibited, do what you think you should."

Greater increase or decrease, inhibited them and produced albinos.

The remedies are then supposed to have aborted or to have inhibited the development of the cold.

By hypothesis, however, the response is inhibited, and it is this inhibition which calls forth the perception of the object.

How at critical moments he always said the thing that hurt her or inhibited her!

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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