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Inhibited Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    inhibited adj : held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear" [ant: uninhibited]
Inhibited Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Inhibit \In*hib"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inhibited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inhibiting.] [L. inhibitus, p. p. of inhibere; pref. in- in + habere to have, hold. See Habit.]
  1. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder. Their motions also are excited or inhibited . . . by the objects without them. --Bentley.
  2. To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict. All men were inhibited, by proclamation, at the dissolution, so much as to mention a Parliament. --Clarendon. Burial may not be inhibited or denied to any one. --Ayliffe.
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    * I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance. - Harold MacMillan

    * Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure. - Kingman Brewster, Jr.

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