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inhibitverb [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.
(Definition of inhibit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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inhibitverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈhɪbɪt/
to prevent something from developing in the way or at the rate that is possible: inhibit competition/growth/innovation Authorities fear that fewer, bigger airlines will inhibit competition.
(Definition of inhibit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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