inhibit

verb

  • General legal English

Definitions of inhibit

  • to prevent or to make it difficult for someone to do something; to slow down a process

    The regulation's primary effect must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion.

Phrase Bank for inhibit

  • UUK believes that these proposals may inhibit social mobility.

  • ‘The publication of any information that could inhibit the ability of intelligence agencies to monitor potential threats is incredibly irresponsible,’ he said.

  • They said the rise would inhibit maximum returns from production.