Inhibitor Definition

Definition: An inhibitor is a substance that delays, slows or prevents a chemical reaction.

Also Known As: negative catalyst

Common Misspellings: inhibiter

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Inhibitor Definition." ThoughtCo, Jun. 13, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-inhibitor-605245. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 13). Inhibitor Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-inhibitor-605245 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Inhibitor Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-inhibitor-605245 (accessed May 24, 2018).