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inhibit

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈhɪb.ɪt/ us  
to prevent someone from doing something by making them feel nervous or embarrassed : Some workers were inhibited (from speaking) by the presence of their managers. to slow down a process or the growth of something: This drug inhibits the growth of tumours.
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