Definition - inhibit

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inhibit
  1. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  2. limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
  3. control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
  4. limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"

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