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Definitions of inhibition

  1. the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the quality of being inhibited Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of inhibiting or restraining: the state of being inhibited: prohibition: a writ from a higher court to an inferior judge to stay proceedings. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Prohibition; a writ to forbid a judge from proceeding further in a cause before him; a writ to prevent one from alienating his heritable estate until the debt of a creditor is paid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Restraint; a writ from a higher to a lower court to stay proceedings; in Scot., a process in law which hinders or restrains a wife from burdening her husband with debts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Prohibition or checking of an action already commenced. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for inhibition

  1. The highest aim of Mental Hygiene should be to increase the power of mental inhibition amongst all men and women. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  2. In the well- known cases of deadly antipathy which have been recorded, the most frequent cause has been the disturbed and depressing influence of the centre of inhibition – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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