Definition of inhibition :
1. 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 ferment, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
2. 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.
3. The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
constraint, tangle, brake, entanglement, bung, impasse, deterrent, drag, jam, drawback, stay, burden, interruption, stop, stoppage, clog, snag, blockade, impedance, block, crimp, dam, snarl, plug, handicap, delay, encumbrance, entrapment, frustration, bottleneck, bafflement, obstacle, choke, damper, catch, barrier, hurdle, complication, mire, restriction, congestion, disadvantage, constipation, blockage
dissuasion (part of speech: noun)
opposition (part of speech: noun)
contradiction, suppression, adversary, conflict, repression, fight, impediment, counterattack, opposition, disagreement, protest, confrontation, friction, counteraction, antagonism, interference, hindrance, obstinacy, obstruction, rebuff, objection, defiance, repulsion, challenge, dispute, resistance
prohibition (part of speech: noun)
restraint (part of speech: noun)
- Owing to this paralysis of fear, this ghastly inhibition of muscular or nervous action, I have gone through things even worse than that South- African business. - "The Red Planet", William J. Locke.
- The counties in solid array addressed protests to the Government against the illegal act and in behalf of Kossuth, who continued to publish the paper in spite of the inhibition. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.
- In subsequent cases the court said that the statute should be given a reasonable construction and refused to include within its inhibition, certain contractual restraints of trade which it denominated as incidental or as indirect. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.