inhibits|inhibited|inhibitingɪn'hɪbɪt verb +to put down by force or authority +limit the range or extent of
discourage, repress, frustrate, hold back, bridle, curb, control, govern, hinder, restrain, impede, obstruct, interfere with, check, prevent, bar, stop:
Her sad look inhibited my expression of delight at seeing her again.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 to prevent sth from happening or make it happen more slowly or less frequently than normal: A lack of oxygen may inhibit brain development in the unborn child. + Financial considerations are inhibiting access to higher education. 2 ~ sb (from sth / from doing sth) to make sb nervous or embarrassed so that they are unable to do sth: The managing director's presence inhibited them from airing their problems.
Collocation Dictionary verb
seriously, severely, significantly
Alcohol significantly inhibits the action of the drug.
| completely | slightly
VERB + INHIBIT
A large service sector and a small manufacturing sector would tend to inhibit growth in the economy.
The fear of dismissal inhibited employees from raising problems.
Random quote: The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.: Lao Tzu