inhibit meaning


    Definition of inhibit in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGinhibitsPRinhibitingPT, PPinhibited
    1. to hinder; to restrain.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • A study with pure prodelphinidin B3 and C2 showed that they inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells through cell cycle arrest and caspase-3 activation.
        • A selective COX-2 inhibitor, etoricoxib, was reported to reduce the expression of NF-κB protein and inhibit DMH-induced colon ACF in rats.
        • A previous study suggested that overgeneration of ROS, caused by mitochondria dysfunction or depletion of enzymatic antioxidant system, could inhibit steroidogenic enzymes activity in MGCs and CCs.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
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      1. en inhibitory
      2. en inhibits
      3. en inhibited
      4. en inhibiter
      5. en inhibitor
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      Meaning of inhibit for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "inhibit" is a verb.
      Difficultness: Level 6
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      Definiteness: Level 4
      Definite    ➨     Versatile