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Definition 1: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for inhibition in the sense of this definition

(inhibition is a kind of ...) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

(inhibition belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 2: the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where inhibition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter
  • a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages
  • he ignored his parents' forbiddance

Synonyms for inhibition in the sense of this definition

(inhibition is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Definition 3: the quality of being inhibited - [noun denoting attribute]

(inhibition is a kind of ...) discipline in personal and social activities

"he was a model of polite restraint" "she never lost control of herself"

(... is a kind of inhibition ) an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

Definition 4: (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part - [noun denoting process]

Samples where inhibition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve

(inhibition is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(inhibition belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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