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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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    • Inhibited Babies More Likely to Become Anxious Adults
      Are nervous and inhibited babies more likely to become anxious adults? New research says yes. By following babies into their teens and beyond, researchers have been able to confirm the link between behavioral inhibition in young children and anxiety later in life. “The inhibited child will sit and watch, but she doesn’t play alone or with […] Read more on this news related to 'Inhibited'
    • Inhibited children become anxious adults: Examining the causes and effects of early shyness
      Three little girls sit together in a room, playing with the toys surrounding them. One of the girls -- "Emma" -- has clearly taken charge of the group, and the others happily go along with her. A fourth girl -- "Jane" -- enters the room, hiding her face while clinging to her mother. The first three continue to play, while mom sits Jane down wit Read more on this news related to 'Inhibited'
    • Lab clue to caffeine benefit on Alzheimer's
      French and German researchers on Wednesday said they had found evidence in the lab to back theories that drinking caffeine has a preventive effect on Alzheimer's disease. In mice, regular doses of caffeine inhibited the growth of tau, a protein that clogs brain cells in Alzheimer's patients, they said. The discovery was made among mice that had been geneti Read more on this news related to 'Inhibited'

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