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inhibit

US [ɪnˈhɪbɪt]
UK [ɪn'hɪbɪt]
  • v.抑制;阻止;阻碍;使拘束
  • Web禁止;约束;压制
Simple Present:inhibits  Present Participle:inhibiting  Past Tense:inhibited  
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v.
1.
~ sth
阻止;阻碍;抑制to prevent sth from happening or make it happen more slowly or less frequently than normal
A lack of oxygen may inhibit brain development in the unborn child.
缺氧可能阻碍胎儿的大脑发育。
2.
~ sb (from sth/from doing sth)
使拘束;使尴尬to make sb nervous or embarrassed so that they are unable to do sth
The managing director's presence inhibited them from airing their problems.
总经理的在场使他们不便畅谈他们的问题。

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