Definition of inhibitive in English:


Pronunciation /-tiv/


See inhibit

‘In Canada and in America, if you get caught dumping toxic waste in a river, or you clear-cut an area you weren't supposed to clear-cut, you're often fined, but the fine isn't necessarily all that inhibitive.’
  • ‘Scientists also found that it continued to have its inhibitive effect for a week, whereas black tea's enzyme-inhibiting properties lasted for only one day.’
  • ‘I have always found closed stacks to be inhibitive of my learning process.’
  • ‘It is contended that the subconscious mind takes a more active role, and your naturally inhibitive conscious mind takes the back seat.’
  • ‘This is a major inhibitive factor in letting them draw appropriate benefit from these new technologies.’