“Oil is antimicrobial and gets into the tissues of the mouth to inhibit bacterial growth,” says Caldecott.
The Whistleblowers march, they occupy government offices, they inhibit the normal functioning of the state.
Nobody, to my knowledge, had ever written a serious book on the subject, so I had no exemplars to inhibit me.
If the technology works well, secrecy can inhibit its deployment.
The pique will fade in time, but it will inhibit diplomacy for a while.
Her power of will had deserted her, or this man, Arabian, had the power to inhibit her will.
To close the path means to inhibit the idea which demands such action.
In other words, the red light plays no part except in furnishing a light which does not inhibit healing.
It shares, we said, with attention, the power to reënforce and to inhibit.
By special papal favor, however, it had power to inhibit their action and thus to cripple them on the spot.
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.
inhibit in·hib·it (ĭn-hĭb'ĭt)
v. in·hib·it·ed, in·hib·it·ing, in·hib·its
To hold back; restrain.
To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
To prevent or decrease the rate of a chemical reaction.
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.