inhibition Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"inhibition" in British English

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inhibitionnoun

uk   us   /ˌɪn.hɪˈbɪʃ.ən/ /ˌɪn.ɪ-/

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 ​startedtalking and ​laughingloudly. 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 ​therapyprovides inhibition of ​inflammation.
(Definition of inhibition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inhibition" in American English

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inhibitionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·həˈbɪʃ·ən, ˌɪn·ə-/
an ​inability to ​actnaturally, esp. because of a ​lack of ​confidence
(Definition of inhibition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inhibition”
in Arabic كَبح, مَنع…
in Korean 거리낌…
in Portuguese inibição, vergonha…
in Catalan inhibició…
in Japanese 内気さ, 抑制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拘束, 顾忌, 拘谨…
in Turkish çekingenlik, ürkeklik, sıkılganlık…
in Russian застенчивость, скованность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拘束, 顧忌, 拘謹…
in Italian inibizione…
in Polish zahamowanie…
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