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Irreversible vs Inhibitor - What's the difference?

irreversible | inhibitor |

As an adjective irreversible

is irreversible.

As a noun inhibitor is

inhibitor (all senses).




(en adjective)
  • Incapable of being reversed or turned about or back; incapable of being made to run backward.
  • Incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled.
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  • (label) Incapable of being reversed to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy.
  • inhibitor


    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific chemical reaction.
  • (biology) Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific biological process
  • Derived terms

    * inhibitory

    See also

    * catalyst ----