inhibirse
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inhibirse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (medicine)
a. to be inhibited
La producción de melanina se inhibió en ciertas partes y dieron lugar a manchas blancas de la piel.The production of melanin was inhibited in some areas, which resulted in white spots on the skin.
2. (to stop yourself; used with "de")
a. to refrain from
Luis decidió inhibirse de contestar a preguntas indiscretas.Luis decided to refrain from answering indiscreet questions.
3. (to become shy)
a. to become inhibited
Los alumnos se inhiben con el profesor de matemáticas porque es muy serio.The students become inhibited with the math teacher because he is so serious.
4. (legal)
a. to disqualify oneself
La jueza Álvarez se inhibió del caso.Judge Alvarez disqualified herself from the case.
inhibir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to hinder)
a. to inhibit
El bebé no tuvo ningún estímulo y eso inhibió su aprendizaje.The baby was never stimulated and that inhibited his learning.
b. to hold back
El miedo al fracaso me inhibe.My fear of failure is holding me back.
6. (medicine)
a. to inhibit
No hay que conducir bajo los efectos de las drogas porque inhiben tus reflejos.You shouldn't drive under the influence of drugs because they inhibit your reflexes.
7. (legal)
a. to disqualify
Esto no inhibe al juez de dictar sentencia.This does not disqualify the judge from passing sentence
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inhibir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to inhibit
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (cohibirse)
a. to become inhibited o shy
inhibirse deto abstain from, to hold back from
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inhibir
transitive verb
1 (reprimir) to inhibit
2 (Jur) to restrain; stay
pronominal verb
inhibirse
1 (no actuar) to keep out;de of; stay away;de from
2 (abstenerse) to refrain;de from
3 (Biología) (Química) to be inhibited
el desarrollo de E. coli se inhibe por el hbsag producido Los iones calcio y magnesio favorecen la actividad acetilante y esta se inhibe en presencia de EDTA e iones cinc
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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