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inhibition

noun uk   /ˌɪn.hɪˈbɪʃ.ən/ /ˌɪn.ɪ-/ us  

inhibition noun (embarrassment)

C2 [C or U] a feeling of embarrassment or worry that prevents you from saying or doing what you want: After a couple of drinks he lost his inhibition and started talking and laughing loudly. She was determined to shed her inhibitions and have a good time.

inhibition noun (stopping)

[U] specialized medical the act of stopping or slowing down a process, or the fact of this happening: The therapy provides inhibition of inflammation.
Translations of “inhibition”
in Korean 거리낌…
in Arabic كَبح, مَنع…
in Portuguese inibição, vergonha…
in Catalan inhibició…
in Japanese 内気さ, 抑制…
in Italian inibizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拘束, 顧忌, 拘謹…
in Russian застенчивость, скованность…
in Turkish çekingenlik, ürkeklik, sıkılganlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拘束, 顾忌, 拘谨…
in Polish zahamowanie…
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