inhibited inhibited  /ɪn ˈhɪ bə tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) held back or restrained or prevented

Usage(s):

  1. When they were, the bacteria competed with and inhibited each other.
  2. He correctly deduced that the mold must have released a substance that inhibited the growth of the bacteria.
  3. This conversion is inefficient at best and often inhibited by high intake of the fats common in processed and fast food.

News

  • Our Readers' Views: A need for a younger council

    To the Editor: I found it ironic that at a recent Sierra Vista council work session, council members complained about having their work sessions in the council chambers. Why? They are televised! Now the meetings can be recorded and viewed on Channel 12. The complaints expressed ranged from some “feeling uncomfortable” or that filming “inhibited their discussion” to the council chambers were “too ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

Quotes

  1. After Cote d'Ivoire was eliminated, an Ivorian player told the New York Times: "Expectations were huge and we owed it to ourselves to perform well, but the pressure has caused us more stress than anything else and inhibited our talents."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Salomon Kalou Source: The Atlantic (blog)

  2. "I made clear that our efforts to assist were inhibited by certain things that made it difficult for us, citing the use of chemical weapons, possible escalation in the Gulf, and human rights," Rumsfeld wrote back then.
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: Washington Post

  3. "I think England at the moment is not at their best but they still should go through," Wenger told his club's official website. "They looked inhibited against Algeria and they played against a team that tried to defend very well. I don't know...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Goal.com

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