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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Restrictive of action.

Usage examples (32)
  • This has sometimes been attributed to what has been called the inhibitory effect of Christianity on worldly interests.
  • Again, the normal influence of the vaso-motor center may be suspended for a time by what is known as the inhibitory or restraining effect.
  • The 'inhibitory' brain messengers are designed to calm and relax the body.
  • Philip Rieff he describes the shift in Western culture from "inhibitory" to "remissive". for more
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