English - Vietnamese Dictionary
inhibit /in'hibit/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- ngăn chặn, hạn chế, kiềm chế
- (hoá học) (tâm lý học); (sinh vật học) ức chế
+to put down by force or authority
+limit the range or extent of
Advanced English Dictionary
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.
+ verb [VN]Collocation Dictionary
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.
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.
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