in·hi·bi·tion /ˌɪnhəˈbɪʃən, ˌɪnə-/
in·hi·bi·tion /ˌɪn(h)əˈbɪʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
2. Physiol. A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or enzyme, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
3. Law A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
n 1: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable
thoughts or desires [syn: suppression]
2: the quality of being inhibited
3: (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"
4: 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" [syn: prohibition,