Inhibitory and Protective


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Inhibitory adjective – Restrictive of action.
Protective and inhibitory are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Protective" instead an adjective "Inhibitory".
Nearby Words: inhibit, inhibited, inhibition, inhibiting, inhibitor
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Protective adjective – Intended to resist or prevent attack or aggression.
Inhibitory and protective are semantically related. You can use "Inhibitory" instead an adjective "Protective".
Nearby Words: protect, protection, protected, protector, protecting
Synonyms for Protective
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