English noun: inhibition
|1.||inhibition (act) (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires|
|Domain category||psychological science, psychology|
|2.||inhibition (attribute) the quality of being inhibited|
|Broader (hypernym)||control, restraint|
|Narrower (hyponym)||taboo, tabu|
|3.||inhibition (process) (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part|
|Samples||The inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve.|
|Broader (hypernym)||biological process, organic process|
|4.||inhibition (act) the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)|
|Samples||They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter.|
A medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages.
He ignored his parents' forbiddance.