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Inhibit   /ɪnhˈɪbət/   Listen
Inhibit

verb
(past & past part. inhibited; pres. part. inhibiting)
1.
To put down by force or authority.  Synonyms: conquer, curb, stamp down, subdue, suppress.  "Stamp down on littering" , "Conquer one's desires"
2.
Limit the range or extent of.
3.
Limit, block, or decrease the action or function of.  "Inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
4.
Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.  Synonyms: bottle up, suppress.



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"Inhibit" Quotes from Famous Books



... one-sidedness defeats its own object; but, at least, the modern psychologist is trying to show us "exactly where each tooth-point goes" in the repression of the sex-instinct among women as among men. Nor does the fact that the tabu of society has actually in many cases enabled a woman to inhibit the development of her own nature, obviate the fact that she does so at great cost, even when she least ...
— Sex And Common-Sense • A. Maude Royden

... already familiar with the rules regarding the same. In a nutshell, however, I will say that each individual is largely the result of the thoughts he has manifested, and the feelings which he has harbored. Therefore, the rule is to manifest and exercise the faculties you would develop, and inhibit or refrain from manifesting the ones you would restrain or control. Again, to restrain an undesirable faculty, develop and exercise its opposite—kill out the negatives by developing the positives. The mind produces thought; and yet, it tends to grow ...
— The Human Aura - Astral Colors and Thought Forms • Swami Panchadasi



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