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Inhibit

Postby Cacasenno » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:46 pm

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

Inhibit

SYLLABICATION: in·hib·it
PRONUNCIATION: n-hbt
TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: in·hib·it·ed, in·hib·it·ing, in·hib·its
1. To hold back; restrain. See synonyms at restrain. 2. To prohibit; forbid. 3. Psychology To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously. 4a. Chemistry To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction). b. Biology To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English inhibiten, to forbid, from Latin inhibre, inhibit-, to restrain, forbid : in-, in; see in–2 + habre, to hold; see ghabh- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS: in·hibit·a·ble —ADJECTIVE
in·hibi·tive, in·hibi·tory (-tôr, -tr) —ADJECTIVE


Apparently I am am not totally inhibited by the competence within this forum
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Postby Slava » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:41 pm

Not only has this great word not been treated here, it hasn't even been used in any other posts. How can it be that Phil Anders lack of inhibitions toward women hasn't led to a review of this one?

Can one exhibit inhibitions? Or would you be inhibited from exhibiting them?
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Postby MTC » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:25 pm

Good point, but feeling inhibited, I can't say more.
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Postby Slava » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:58 pm

MTC wrote:Good point, but feeling inhibited, I can't say more.
Not merely inhibited, but reticent to boot.
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