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in·hi·bi·tion

 (ĭn′hə-bĭsh′ən, ĭn′ə-)
n.
1. The act of inhibiting or the state of being inhibited.
2. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
3. Psychology Conscious or unconscious restraint of a behavioral process, desire, or impulse.
4.
a. Chemistry The condition in which or the process by which a reaction is inhibited.
b. Biology The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
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inhibition

(ˌɪnɪˈbɪʃən; ˌɪnhɪ-)
n
1. the act of inhibiting or the condition of being inhibited
2. (Psychology) psychol
a. a mental state or condition in which the varieties of expression and behaviour of an individual become restricted
b. the weakening of a learned response usually as a result of extinction or because of the presence of a distracting stimulus
c. (in psychoanalytical theory) the unconscious restraining of an impulse. See also repression
3. (Chemistry) the process of stopping or retarding a chemical reaction
4. (Physiology) physiol the suppression of the function or action of an organ or part, as by stimulation of its nerve supply
5. (Anglicanism) Church of England an episcopal order suspending an incumbent
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in•hi•bi•tion

(ˌɪn ɪˈbɪʃ ən, ˌɪn hɪ-)

n.
1. the act of inhibiting.
2. the state of being inhibited.
3. something that inhibits; constraint.
4.
a. the conscious or unconscious restraint or suppression of behavior, impulses, etc., often due to guilt or fear produced by past punishment.
b. the blocking or holding back of one psychological process by another.
5.
a. a restraining, arresting, or checking of the action of an organ or cell.
b. the reduction of a reflex or other activity as the result of an antagonistic stimulation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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in·hi·bi·tion

(ĭn′hə-bĭsh′ən)
The blocking or limiting of the action of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body that is caused by the activity of certain nerves or by the release of a particular substance, such as a hormone or enzyme. Compare excitation.
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inhibition

Mental blockage occurring when the superego or voice of conscience prevents the individual from behaving in a particular way.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhibition - (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
2.inhibition - the quality of being inhibited
restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
taboo, tabu - an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
3.inhibition - (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"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
4.inhibition - 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"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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inhibition

noun
1. shyness, reserve, restraint, hang-up (informal), modesty, nervousness, reticence, self-consciousness, timidity, diffidence, bashfulness, mental blockage, timidness They behave with a total lack of inhibition.
2. obstacle, check, bar, block, barrier, restriction, hazard, restraint, hitch, drawback, snag, deterrent, obstruction, stumbling block, impediment, hindrance, encumbrance, interdict They cited security fears as a major inhibition to internet shopping.
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inhibition

noun
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Translations
كَبْحٌمَنْع، كَبْت
zábrana
hæmningkompleks
esto
inhibicija
gátlásszigorú tilalom
bæling
抑圧
억제
zábrana
hämning
การหักห้ามใจ
engellemeketlenme
sự ức chế

inhibition

[ˌɪnhɪˈbɪʃən] Ninhibición f
to have/have no inhibitionstener/no tener inhibiciones
to lose one's inhibitionsperder las inhibiciones
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inhibition

[ˌɪnhɪˈbɪʃən ˌɪnɪˈbɪʃən] ninhibition f
to lose one's inhibitions → perdre ses inhibitions
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inhibition

nHemmung f (also Psych, Sci); he has no inhibitions about speaking Frencher hat keine Hemmungen, Französisch zu sprechen; to lose one’s inhibitionsseine Hemmungen verlieren; inhibition thresholdHemmschwelle f
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inhibition

[ˌɪnhɪˈbɪʃn] ninibizione f
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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
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inhibition

كَبْحٌ zábrana hæmning Hemmung αναστολή inhibición esto inhibition inhibicija inibizione 抑圧 억제 remming hemning zahamowanie inibição подавленность hämning การหักห้ามใจ ketlenme sự ức chế 约束
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in·hi·bi·tion

n. inhibición, interrupción o restricción de una acción o hábito.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

inhibition

n inhibición f, cohibición f
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References in periodicals archive ?
have suggested that the extension deficit may be due to a process known as arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) [2].
Rice DA, McNair PJ (2010) Quadriceps arthrogenic muscle inhibition: neural mechanisms and treatment perspectives.
It is important to maintain the ranges of motion of the lumbosacral spine and hip joints and prevent arthrogenic muscle inhibition through proprioceptive exercises and joint manipulation/mobilizations, as these joints may have been coincidentally injured.