In·hib·i·to·ry a. Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit; as, the inhibitory action of the pneumogastric on the respiratory center.
I would not have you consider these criticisms as inhibitory. --Lamb.
Inhibitory nerves Physiol., those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress.
adj : restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly
strict and inhibiting discipline" [syn: repressive, repressing]