Synonyms of inhibition


1. inhibition, suppression, abstinence

usage: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

2. inhibition, restraint, control

usage: the quality of being inhibited

3. inhibition, organic process, biological process

usage: (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"

4. prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance, action

usage: the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"

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Definition and meaning of inhibition (Dictionary)