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Definition of Inhibition


  1. The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
  2. A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or ferment, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
  3. A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.

Inhibition Quotations

Whereas the melancholic exhibits a state of general inhibition, in the manic patient even normal inhibitions of the instincts are partly or wholly abolished.
Karl Abraham

No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
Martin Van Buren

When the depressive psychosis has become manifest, its cardinal feature seems to be a mental inhibition which renders a rapport between the patient and the external world more difficult.
Karl Abraham

I love when things are transparent, free and clear of all inhibition and judgement.
Pharrell Williams

I love when things are transparent, free and clear of all inhibition and judgment.
Pharrell Williams
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Inhibition Translations

inhibition in German is Sperrung, Hemmung
inhibition in Norwegian is hemning
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