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in·hib·it

 (ĭn-hĭb′ĭt)
tr.v. in·hib·it·ed, in·hib·it·ing, in·hib·its
1.
a. To hold back; restrain: barricades that inhibited the movement of the crowd; a lack of knowledge that inhibited his inclination to ask questions. See Synonyms at restrain.
b. To cause (a person) to behave in a restrained or self-conscious way: He felt inhibited by the presence of so many famous people.
c. Psychology To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
2.
a. Chemistry To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction).
b. Biology To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
3. To prohibit (an ecclesiastic) from performing clerical duties.

[Middle English inhibiten, to forbid, from Latin inhibēre, inhibit-, to restrain, forbid : in-, in; see in-2 + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

in·hib′it·a·ble adj.
in·hib′i·tive, in·hib′i·to′ry (-tôr′ē) adj.

inhibited

(ɪnˈhɪbɪtɪd)
adj
too embarrassed or not confident enough to do something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inhibited - held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"
reserved - marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
restrained - under restraint
uninhibited - not inhibited or restrained; "uninhibited exuberance"

inhibited

adjective shy, reserved, guarded, withdrawn, frustrated, subdued, repressed, constrained, self-conscious, reticent, uptight (informal) Men are more inhibited about touching each other than women are.
free, natural, relaxed, outgoing, spontaneous, uninhibited, unreserved

inhibited

adjective
1. Tending to keep one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
2. Deficient in or lacking sexual desire:
Translations
مَكْبوت العَواطِف
nesmělý
hæmmet
gátlásos
bældur

inhibited

[ɪnˈhɪbɪtɪd] ADJ [person] → cohibido, inhibido

inhibited

[ɪnˈhɪbɪtɪd] adj [person] → inhibé(e)
to be sexually inhibited → être sexuellement inhibé(e)

inhibited

adjgehemmt; to be inhibitedHemmungen haben, gehemmt sein

inhibited

[ɪnˈhɪbɪtɪd] adj (person) → inibito/a

inhibit

(inˈhibit) verb
to stop or hinder (eg someone from doing something).
inˈhibited adjective
unable to relax and express one's feelings in an open and natural way.
inhibition (iniˈbiʃən) noun

inhibited

adj inhibido, cohibido
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In appearance and atmosphere he was a strapping big college man, smooth-faced and easy-mannered, clean and simple and wholesome, with a known record of being a splendid athlete and an implied vast possession of cold culture of the inhibited sort.
For all this, however, poor Tom smarted in the flesh; for though Thwackum had been inhibited to exercise his arm on the foregoing account, yet, as the proverb says, It is easy to find a stick, &c.
Only the carrageenan-containing lubricants inhibited HPV particles from entering cells, the researchers report in the July PLoS Pathogens.
Replacement of the NS1 gene of WSN virus with that of the 1918 virus resulted in an attenuated virus in mice, but this virus more efficiently inhibited the IFN[alpha]/[beta] system in human cells (21,29).
Losartan pretreatment inhibited both the vasoconstriction and the activation of ERK1/2 and p38.
When the woman is taking antibiotics, sometimes the intestinal bacteria are inhibited, which in turn inhibits the usual re-absorption of estrogen.
Recently scorch inhibited versions of these materials have been introduced to the market.
Specifically, the Company said CT-2576 inhibited HIV expression by interfering with a specific species of a cell membrane phospholipid, called phosphatidic acid.
Further, cellular damage typically seen during surgery considered harmful to cardiac function was inhibited (venous acidosis) without limiting normal lipid peroxidation or organ function.
However, the variant CILP inhibited TGF-[beta]1 to an abnormal degree.
Pb(II) and Fe(II) inhibited Ape1 activity at each of the concentrations tested, with an I[C.
Rice also reported that CT-2576 inhibited a human mixed leukocyte reaction between HLA disparate individuals with an IC50 of approximately 500 nM.