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Meaning & Definition of Inhibition in English

English

Inhibition

/ɪnhəbɪʃən/

noun

1. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

    synonym:
  • inhibition
  • ,
  • suppression

2. The quality of being inhibited

    synonym:
  • inhibition

3. (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part

  • "The inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
    synonym:
  • inhibition

4. The action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

  • "They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"
  • "A medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"
  • "He ignored his parents' forbiddance"
    synonym:
  • prohibition
  • ,
  • inhibition
  • ,
  • forbiddance