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To impede the work or progress of
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“This would impair the bank's credibility as such losses would inhibit any attempts to absorb potential excess liquidity.”
To put an end to
“With this will come an understanding of which innovations should be adopted permanently, and which would ultimately inhibit the progress of society.”
To prevent or defend against the occurrence of
“Effective disease control at this stage is of great importance in order to inhibit disease progression.”
To prohibit a given action or progress
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“It can easily frustrate the purpose of an open beach policy because it encourages landowners to inhibit public use of their land.”
To hold in or hold back
“Both measures are at near-record levels, but not so high as to inhibit spending, thanks mainly to low interest rates.”
To make less strong or intense
“Freud tries to do this by invoking a capacity, on the part of the ego, to inhibit the intensity of internally-produced imagery.”
To refrain from openly expressing
“Having a certain belief or experiencing fear may cause you to inhibit your true feelings.”
To deter someone from a given course of action
“These risks will inhibit rather than promote the core problem-solving and implementation capabilities of public sector organizations.”
To stop oneself from doing something
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“When I eventually managed to inhibit myself from blurting out my thoughts, I could then let the thought of what I wanted to say grow in my upper visual cortex till I could speak it from this different place.”
To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
To put an end to, especially formally
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To try to prevent by action or argument
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