- Depression or arrest of a function.
- In psychoanalysis, the restraining of instinctive or unconscious drives or tendencies, especially if they conflict with one's conscience or with societal demands.
- In psychology, a generic term for a variety of processes associated with the gradual attenuation, masking, and extinction of a previously conditioned response.
- The reduction of the rate of a reaction or process.
[L. inhibeo, pp. -hibitus, to keep back, fr. habeo, to have]
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