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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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