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inhibition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinhibitionin‧hi‧bi‧tion /ˌɪnhəˈbɪʃən/ ●○○ AWL noun 🔊 🔊 1 SHY[countable, uncountable] a feeling of shyness or embarrassment that stops you doing or saying what you really want 🔊 She had no inhibitions about saying what she felt. 🔊 People tend to lose their inhibitions when they’ve drunk a lot of alcohol.2 [uncountable] technical when something is restricted or prevented from happening or developing 🔊 a marked inhibition of cell growth
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inhibitionI was amazed at Sam's lack of inhibition about singing in public.Alcohol can make you lose all your inhibitions - but you may regret this the next morning!
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