Meaning of 'inhibition'

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Meaning of ‘inhibition’

4 definitions found.



the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

Synonyms: prohibition


(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

Synonyms: suppression


the quality of being inhibited


the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part

Example: "The inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve is an important transmission."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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