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.

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.

 

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