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Meaning of “inhibit” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​opencompetition. Some ​states have a ​rule that inhibits ​lawyers from ​talking about ​theircasesoutside 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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