Inhibitory In*hib"i*to*ry, a. [LL. inhibitorius: cf. F. inhibitoire.] 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. [1913 Webster]

I would not have you consider these criticisms as inhibitory. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

{Inhibitory nerves} (Physiol.), those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • inhibitory — index preventive, prohibitive (restrictive) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inhibitory — (adj.) late 15c., from M.L. inhibitorius, from pp. stem of L. inhibere (see INHIBITION (Cf. inhibition)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhibitory — adj. Inhibitory is used with these nouns: ↑effect …   Collocations dictionary

  • inhibitory — adjective see inhibit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inhibitory — See inhibitable. * * * …   Universalium

  • inhibitory — adjective a) that inhibits b) of, or relating to an inhibitor …   Wiktionary

  • inhibitory — Restraining; tending to inhibit. * * * in·hib·i·to·ry in hib ə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj of, relating to, or producing inhibition: tending or serving to inhibit * * * in·hib·i·to·ry (in hibґĭ tor″e) restraining or arresting any process;… …   Medical dictionary

  • inhibitory — in hib·i·to·ry || ɪn hɪbɪtÉ”rɪ / trɪ adj. tending to restrain or hold back, suppressive, prohibitive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inhibitory — a. Prohibitory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inhibitory — in·hib·i·to·ry …   English syllables

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