inhibit

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: in‧hib‧it

Verb[change]

Plain form
inhibit

Third-person singular
inhibits

Past tense
inhibited

Past participle
inhibited

Present participle
inhibiting

  1. (transitive) To inhibit is to stop something happening, or to make it happen less.
    She wanted to kiss him, but was inhibited by the onlookers.