Etymology
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inhibition (n.)

late 14c., "formal prohibition; interdiction of legal proceedings by authority;" also, the document setting forth such a prohibition, from Old French inibicion and directly from Latin inhibitionem (nominative inhibitio) "a restraining," from past participle stem of inhibere "to hold in, hold back, keep back," from in- "in, on" (from PIE root *en "in") + habere "to hold" (from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive"). Psychological sense of "involuntary check on an expression of an impulse" is from 1876.

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Definitions of inhibition

inhibition (n.)
(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires;
Synonyms: suppression
inhibition (n.)
the quality of being inhibited;
inhibition (n.)
(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
inhibition (n.)
the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof);
a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages
Synonyms: prohibition / forbiddance
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