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01. Research suggests that sugar may [inhibit] the body's immune system somewhat.
02. The young woman was so shy that it [inhibited] her ability to make friends.
03. Surprisingly, recent research has discovered that the cocoa powder in chocolate contains a substance which may actually [inhibit] tooth decay.
04. The sugar used in jams and jellies both sweetens the fruit and [inhibits] the growth of bacteria.
05. Growth of the plants was [inhibited] during the experiment by reducing the amount of sunlight they received each day.
06. The patient's [inhibitions] have prevented him from having a satisfying sex life.
07. Studies suggest that there is a direct relation between a person's degree of [inhibition] and their ability to pronounce sounds in a foreign language.
08. I love small children. They seem to have so few [inhibitions]. They just say and do what they want without pausing to worry about what others may think.
09. Investment in this country is [inhibited] by the unstable political climate.
10. A treatment plan using certain drugs has been established to [inhibit] the man's violent tendencies.
11. Culture has been described as a complex of ideas or learned habits that [inhibit] impulses and distinguish people from animals.
12. Yoko Ono once stated, "Everybody's an artist. Everybody's God. It's just that they're [inhibited]."
13. Harold Macmillan once remarked, "I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever [inhibited] by ignorance."
14. Kingman Brewster once stated that universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or [inhibited] by the risk of displeasure.
15. Norman Podhoretz once suggested that creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the [uninhibited] energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
16. Paul Feyerabend once noted that the only principle that does not [inhibit] progress is: anything goes.
17. Nelson Rockefeller once stated that government has an obligation not to [inhibit] the collection and dissemination of news.
18. In the 1950s and 60s, an inferior education system, coupled with a complicated voter registration process, [inhibited] the ability of black Americans to participate in the political process.

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  • inhibit — in‧hib‧it [ɪnˈhɪbt] verb [transitive] to prevent something from growing or developing in the way that it could or being as good as it should be: • Air fares tend to be higher at airports where certain factors inhibit competition among airlines.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Inhibit — In*hib it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inhibited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inhibiting}.] [L. inhibitus, p. p. of inhibere; pref. in in + habere to have, hold. See {Habit}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder. [1913 Webster] Their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhibit — I verb arrest, ban, bar, bridle, check, choke, constrain, control, curb, debar, delay, disallow, enjoin, estop, extinguish, forbid, frustrate, gag, govern, harness, hinder, hold back, hold in, impede, intercept, interdicere, interdict, interrupt …   Law dictionary

  • inhibit — (v.) early 15c., to forbid, prohibit, back formation from inhibition or else from L. inhibitus, pp. of inhibere to hold in, hold back, keep back (see INHIBITION (Cf. inhibition)). Psychological sense (1876) is from earlier, softened meaning of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhibit — inhìbīt m <G inhibíta> DEFINICIJA ono što usporava, otežava; supstancija koja usporava ili zaustavlja neku reakciju; negativni katalizator; kočnica, inhibitor ETIMOLOGIJA vidi inhibirati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • inhibit — 1 *forbid, prohibit, interdict, ban, enjoin Analogous words: *prevent, preclude, obviate, avert, ward: debar, rule out, *exclude: *hinder, impede, obstruct, block, bar Antonyms: allow Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inhibit — [v] restrict, prevent arrest, avert, bar, bit, bridle, check, constrain, cramp, curb, discourage, enjoin, faze, forbid, frustrate, hang up*, hinder, hog tie*, hold back, hold down, hold in, impede, interdict, keep in, obstruct, outlaw, prohibit,… …   New thesaurus

  • inhibit — ► VERB (inhibited, inhibiting) 1) hinder or restrain (an action or process). 2) make (someone) unable to act in a relaxed and natural way. DERIVATIVES inhibited adjective inhibitive adjective. ORIGIN Latin inhibere …   English terms dictionary

  • inhibit — [in hib′it] vt. [< L inhibitus, pp. of inhibere, to hold back, restrain, curb < in , in, on + habere, to have, hold: see HABIT] 1. to hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress 2. Rare to prohibit; forbid SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • inhibit */ — UK [ɪnˈhɪbɪt] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms inhibit : present tense I/you/we/they inhibit he/she/it inhibits present participle inhibiting past tense inhibited past participle inhibited 1) a) to make it difficult for a process… …   English dictionary