Inhibit is defined as to hold back or keep something from happening.(verb)
An example of inhibit is locking a door to keep people from coming in.
See inhibit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L inhibitus, pp. of inhibere, to hold back, restrain, curb < in-, in, on + habere, to have, hold: see habit
See inhibit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb in·hib·it·ed, in·hib·it·ing, in·hib·its
Origin: Middle English inhibiten, to forbid
Origin: , from Latin inhibēre, inhibit-, to restrain, forbid
Origin: : in-, in; see in-2
Origin: + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
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