HyperDic: inhibition

English > 4 senses of the word inhibition:
NOUNactinhibition, suppression(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires / desires
attributeinhibitionthe quality of being inhibited
processinhibition(physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part
actinhibition, prohibition, forbiddancethe action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
inhibition > pronunciation
Soundsih.nahbih'shahn; ih.nhhahbih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > inhibition: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires / desires.
Synonymsuppression
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
BroaderabstinenceAct or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
Spanishcohibición, inhibición
Catalancohibició, inhibició
Verbsinhibitcontrol and refrain from showing
English > inhibition: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being inhibited.
Narrowertaboo, tabuAn inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
Broaderrestraint, controldiscipline in personal and social activities
Spanishinhibición
Catalaninhibició
English > inhibition: 4 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(physiology) 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"
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
English > inhibition: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof).
Example "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"
Synonymsprohibition, forbiddance
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Verbsinhibitlimit the range or extent of

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