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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.
(Definition of inhibition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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