Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inhibition

4 senses of inhibition

Sense 1
inhibition, suppression -- ((psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires)
       => abstinence -- (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)

Sense 2
inhibition -- (the quality of being inhibited)
       => restraint, control -- (discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself")

Sense 3
inhibition -- ((physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve")
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 4
prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance -- (the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

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