inhibitor: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in-hib'i-tur), [key]
- a person or thing that inhibits.
- a substance that decreases the rate of or stops completely a chemical reaction.
- any impurity in a mineral that prevents luminescence. Cf. activator (def. 3).
- an inert antioxidant used with solid propellants to inhibit burning on certain surfaces.
- inhibitor (Thesaurus)