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inhibit

verb [T]  us   /ɪnˈhɪb·ɪt/
to take an action that makes something less likely to happen, or that discourages someone from doing something: The merger of the two corporations was not allowed because it would inhibit open competition. Some states have a rule that inhibits lawyers from talking about their cases outside the courtroom.
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