in|hib´it|a|ble

in|hib´it|a|ble
in|hib|it «ihn HIHB iht», transitive verb.
1. to hold back; hinder or restrain; check: »

The girl's honesty inhibited her impulse to keep the ring she found. Insistence on pontificating about national questions…merely serves to inhibit discussion of the fundamentally important state questions (James D. Griffin).

SYNONYM(S): prevent, stop, repress.
2. to forbid; prohibit: »

A clause was…inserted which inhibited the Bank from advancing money to the Crown without authority from Parliament (Macaulay).

SYNONYM(S): interdict.
–v.i.
to act or serve as an inhibitor: »

Two more wires, one to "'sense” and one to “inhibit,” are separately threaded through all cores in each plane (Scientific American).

[< Latin inhibitus, past participle of inhibēre < in- in + habēre hold]
in|hib´it|a|ble, adjective.
in|hib´it|er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • ex|hib|it|a|ble — «ehg ZIHB uh tuh buhl», adjective. that may be exhibited; capable of being exhibited: »They are all…exhibitable powers (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|hib´it|er — in|hib|it «ihn HIHB iht», transitive verb. 1. to hold back; hinder or restrain; check: »The girl s honesty inhibited her impulse to keep the ring she found. Insistence on pontificating about national questions…merely serves to inhibit discussion… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|hib|it — «ihn HIHB iht», transitive verb. 1. to hold back; hinder or restrain; check: »The girl s honesty inhibited her impulse to keep the ring she found. Insistence on pontificating about national questions…merely serves to inhibit discussion of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • exhibit — ex•hib•it [[t]ɪgˈzɪb ɪt[/t]] v. t. 1) to offer or expose to view: to exhibit the new cars[/ex] 2) to manifest: to exhibit interest[/ex] 3) to make manifest; explain 4) law to submit (a document, object, etc.) in evidence in a court of law 5) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • inhibit — in•hib•it [[t]ɪnˈhɪb ɪt[/t]] v. t. 1) to restrain, hinder, arrest, or check (an action, impulse, etc.) 2) to prohibit; forbid 3) psl to suppress or restrain from free expression, as of socially unacceptable behavior • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME… …   From formal English to slang

  • in — in·earth; in·ebri·a·tion; in·ebri·ety; in·ebri·ous; in·edible; in·ed·i·ta; in·edited; in·educabilia; in·educability; in·educable; in·education; in·ef·fa·bil·i·ty; in·ef·face·abil·i·ty; in·effaceable; in·effectuality; in·efficacious;… …   English syllables

  • ex — ex·act; ex·am·ine; ex·am·ple; ex·animate; ex·arch; ex·as·per·ate; ex·cel·lent; ex·centric; ex·cept; ex·cerpt; ex·cess; ex·change; ex·che·quer; ex·cip·i·ent; ex·cise; ex·cit·ant; ex·claim; ex·clu·sion·ist; ex·clu·sive; ex·com·mu·ni·cate;… …   English syllables

  • ER — ER; ab·er·deen; ab·er·do·ni·an; ab·er·rant; ac·cel·er·ate; ag·glom·er·ate; al·lit·er·ate; al·to·geth·er; an·oth·er; an·ti·cho·lin·er·gic; ap·er; ap·prov·er; av·er·age; back·er; back·hand·er; badg·er; bail·er; bark·er; bar·ri·er; bast·er; beak·er; …   English syllables

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • ca — ab·a·ca; aba·ca·te; aba·ca·xi; ab·di·ca·ble; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·di·ca·tor; ab·ra·ca·dab·ra; ac·ca; ac·ciac·ca·tu·ra; ace·ti·fi·ca·tion; acid·i·fi·ca·tion; ac·ro·tho·rac·i·ca; ac·ti·fi·ca·tion; ad·ju·di·ca·taire; ad·ju·di·ca·tio; ad·ju·di·ca·tion;… …   English syllables


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