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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.


suppression, trammel, circumscription, interdiction, limit, quelling, banning, taboo, stifling, crushing, check, prohibition era, forbiddance, forbidding, curb, limitation, limited, proscription, cramp, allow, prohibition.

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