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adjective shy, reserved, guarded, withdrawn, frustrated, subdued, repressed, constrained, self-conscious, reticent, uptight (informal) Men are more inhibited about touching each other than women are.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