Usage examples for inhibits

  1. The advance of science has brought into vogue a description of nature that inhibits such expectations. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  2. Think of singing the musical scale and it will result in your singing it unless the counter- thought of its futility or absurdity inhibits your action. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. The axis and the buffalo being the usual denizens of the hottest countries, are not to be expected to exist in their natural state in so low a temperature; but it is extraordinary that the bear, who in most countries inhibits the mountains, should in Ceylon adhere exclusively to the low country. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  4. A heavy clay soil, particularly where the land is in a depression, not only inhibits plant growth of all kinds but is often undesirable as a place of residence from the standpoint of healthfulness. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  5. It takes complete possession of our minds only when it inhibits all other possibilities. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  6. " It is that which inhibits you," he declared. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. It does not appear that a fundamental or organic change in the composition of the human brain which inhibits reading occurs more or less suddenly at thirty. – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  8. Suddenly concentrated attention on the dread of mental interruption inhibits mental action and what was dreaded follows almost necessarily. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  9. The other group of filaments, when tingling, inhibits or prohibits that function. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  10. At the same time, it must be remembered that in just so far as cold inhibits the growth of the invading germ, so in just the same degree does it adversely influence the functions of the tissues that are to fight against it. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  11. Stress also inhibits the churning action in the stomach so that otherwise digestible foods may not be mixed efficiently with digestive enzymes. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  12. The positive toning of the experience- what we call aesthetic pleasure- is due not only to the favorable stimulation, but also to the fact that the very antagonism of impulses which constitutes repose heightens tone while it inhibits action. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  13. A trace of alkali usually increases and acid inhibits the fluorescence of solutions. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  14. Fighting inhibits thinking, and in the allied countries the belief is held that Germany provoked the war through mere wantonness and not because of economic pressure, and that security can come only by ending Prussian militarism. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl