AskDefine | Define inhibition

Dictionary Definition

inhibition

Noun

1 (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires [syn: suppression]
2 the quality of being inhibited
3 (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
4 the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance" [syn: prohibition, forbiddance]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. the act of inhibiting.
  2. the state of being inhibited.
  3. something that inhibits.

Translations

Act of inhibiting
State of being inhibited
Something that inhibits

See also

Finnish

Noun

inhibition

Extensive Definition

Inhibitor or inhibition may refer to:

See also

inhibition in Danish: Inhibitor
inhibition in French: Inhibiteur
inhibition in Italian: Inibizione

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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