Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) Inhibition is the act of stopping or reducing a process, especially a natural or chemical process. (noun) An inhibition is a feeling that makes you want to avoid (stay away from) something.

Examples: (noun) When there is no sugar, there is inhibition of cell growth. (noun) Some say it is good to ignore our inhibitions and take more risks. (noun) Many of us have inhibitions that make us fear speaking in public.

Synonyms: nouns: shyness, self-consciousness, barrier. blockage, barrier, suppression.

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