Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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"

Category: General

2.Definition: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

Related Noun(s):suppression

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):forbiddance, prohibition

Category: General

4.Definition: the quality of being inhibited

Category: General