inhibit inhibit  /ɪn ˈhɪ bət/


  1. (v) to put down by force or authority
  2. (v) limit the range or extent of
  3. (v) limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
  4. (v) control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

Derived Word(s)


  1. If that much tea seems hard to swallow, consider using it is a mouthwash; reports suggest that swishing green tea around the mouth may inhibit cavity-causing bacteria.
  2. Polyphenols, according to the latest research, may also inhibit the production of endothelin 1, a peptide that contributes to hardening of the arteries.
  3. They signify mistrust, they are awkward to use and they inhibit conception, which many couples want.


  1. Obama Spectrum Directive Calls for Receiver Standards

    President Obama is ordering spectrum licensees to share and to build receivers that don’t inhibit their radio-frequency neighbors.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Television Broadcast

  2. MD&M East: Silver platelets key to new antimicrobial approach

    Technologies to attack hospital infections are continuing to advance, including one that will be on display next week at MD&M East in Philadelphia Infinity Compounding Corp. (Logan Township, NJ), is launching a new line of antimicrobial concentrates and compounds at MD&M East. The new Inhibit antimicrobial additives are based on silver functionalized clay and prevent growth of bacteria, fungus ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. Gene offers an athlete's heart without the exercise

    Researchers have found that a single gene poses a double threat to disease: Not only does it inhibit the growth and spread of breast tumors, but it also makes hearts healthier.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "The World Bank has passed through a difficult time for all involved. There are frustrations, anxieties and tensions about the past that could inhibit the future. This is understandable but not without remedy," Zoellick said. "We need to put...
    on May 30, 2007 By: Robert Zoellick Source: Reuters Canada

  2. Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega called for any budget cuts "to be realistic and not inhibit growth." "If the cuts take place in advanced countries it is worse, because instead of stimulating growth they pay more attention to fiscal...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Guido Mantega Source: AFP

  3. "I feel that it is my responsibility, on behalf of myself and all other disabled athletes, to stand firmly and not allow one organization to inhibit our ability to compete using the very tools without which we simply cannot walk, let alone run,"...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Oscar Pistorius Source:

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infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /