Dictionary Results for inhibition

1. inhibition - noun

· (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

Synonym(s): suppression

Hypernym(s): abstinence

2. inhibition - noun

· the quality of being inhibited

Hypernym(s): restraint, control

3. inhibition - noun

· (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process

4. inhibition - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): prohibition, forbiddance

Hypernym(s): action

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