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inhibit

 
Verb inhibit has 2 senses
  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
    --1 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Derived forms: noun inhibition4, noun inhibition1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. inhibit - limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
    --2 is one way to
    restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Derived form: noun inhibitor1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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