Restraining; tending to inhibit.

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in·hib·i·to·ry in-'hib-ə-.tōr-ē, -.tȯr- adj of, relating to, or producing inhibition: tending or serving to inhibit

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in·hib·i·to·ry (in-hibґĭ-tor″e) restraining or arresting any process; effecting a stay or arrest, partial or complete.

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  • Inhibitory — In*hib i*to*ry, a. [LL. inhibitorius: cf. F. inhibitoire.] Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit; as, the inhibitory action of the pneumogastric on the respiratory center. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhibitory — index preventive, prohibitive (restrictive) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inhibitory — (adj.) late 15c., from M.L. inhibitorius, from pp. stem of L. inhibere (see INHIBITION (Cf. inhibition)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhibitory — adj. Inhibitory is used with these nouns: ↑effect …   Collocations dictionary

  • inhibitory — adjective see inhibit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inhibitory — See inhibitable. * * * …   Universalium

  • inhibitory — adjective a) that inhibits b) of, or relating to an inhibitor …   Wiktionary

  • inhibitory — in hib·i·to·ry || ɪn hɪbɪtÉ”rɪ / trɪ adj. tending to restrain or hold back, suppressive, prohibitive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inhibitory — a. Prohibitory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inhibitory — in·hib·i·to·ry …   English syllables

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