Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Suppose the orthodoxies and superstitions succeed in inhibiting me.

This cause he seems to find in the inhibiting effects of extreme temperatures upon development.

Those that act directly upon the bacteria in milk, restraining or inhibiting their development.

The nervous shock had thrown the stomach out of order, inhibiting the secretion of gastric juice.

Evolution has taken place through the steady loss of inhibiting factors.

Lewis rose, with some kind of warning and inhibiting gesture to Remnant, who, he was conscious was gaping at him in astonishment.

The Ctenophores were the first forms in which the inhibiting effect of light was noticed.

These statistics thus confirm the view of the dominance of the inhibiting factor.

But the present point is that it is equally in accord with the facts to regard heredity as initiating and inhibiting processes.

It was that which had held me silent in my chair, inhibiting all will to rise and begin the next needful step.