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Definition of Inhibit


  1. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder.
  2. To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.

Inhibit Quotations

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
Daniel Goleman

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
Bill Watterson

Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.
John Fowles

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
Walter Annenberg
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Inhibit Translations

inhibit in Danish is forhindre, hindre
inhibit in Dutch is verhinderen, verhoeden, beletten
inhibit in German is sperren, blockieren, hindern, sperren, hemmen
inhibit in Norwegian is hemme, hindre
inhibit in Portuguese is iniba
inhibit in Spanish is molestar, inhibir

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