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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of inhibere 'to prevent', from habere 'to have'

inhibit

verb
     
in‧hib‧it [transitive]
1 to prevent something from growing or developing well:
An unhappy family life may inhibit children's learning.
2 to make someone feel embarrassed or nervous so that they cannot do or say what they want to
inhibit somebody from doing something
Recording the meeting may inhibit people from expressing their real views.

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