|—vb , -its, -iting, -ited|
|1.||to restrain or hinder (an impulse, a desire, etc)|
|2.||to prohibit; forbid|
|3.||to stop, prevent, or decrease the rate of (a chemical reaction)|
|a. to prevent the occurrence of (a particular signal) in a circuit|
|b. to prevent the performance of (a particular operation)|
|[C15: from Latin inhibēre to restrain, from |
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.