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English definition of “inhibit”

inhibit

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈhɪbɪt/
SLOW GROWTH to make the progress or growth of something slower: This product inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
PERSON to make it more difficult for someone to do something: Their threats inhibited witnesses from giving evidence.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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