Definition of 'inhibit'
Video: pronunciation of 'inhibit'
Example sentences containing 'inhibit'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Products of some metabolic reactions inhibit further activity of the enzyme producing them. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)This also inhibits the growth of a damaged pathway that could lead to cancer formation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You may be less inhibited and are more likely to shout or snap at difficult behaviour. The Sun (2008)Its addition inhibits bacterial growth in vinegar. Food Watch (1994)Barley straw placed just under the surface in spring will help to inhibit its growth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But your girlfriend may feel inhibited - as if there is a third person in the room. The Sun (2013)It strengthens the immune system, promotes digestion and inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In fact, small groups often can inhibit growth in two ways. Christianity Today (2000)Human skin is slightly acidic, which helps inhibit bacterial growth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Did the deflation of the 19th century inhibit economic growth? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It occurs naturally in our diet but is also manufactured in the liver, a process that is inhibited by statins. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But there is some force to the argument that free speech may be inhibited online if you think the government might have access to it all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such measures, it was decided, could inhibit economic growth and consumer spending. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They know the horse best and can identify crucial discrepancies, but may also unconsciously inhibit the vet's objectivity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'inhibit'
In Common Usage. inhibit is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'inhibit'
British English: inhibit VERB
If something inhibits an event or process, it prevents it or slows it down.
Sugary drinks inhibit digestion.
Definition of inhibit from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.