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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Inhibit


INHIB'IT, verb transitive [Latin inhibeo; in and habeo, to hold, properly to rush or drive.]

1. To restrain; to hinder; to check or repress.

Their motions also are excited or inhibited--by the objects without them.

2. To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.

All men were inhibited by proclamation at the dissolution so much as to mention a parliament.