A chemical that retards or prevents a chemical or physical change. Examples of an inhibitor include: vapor phase inhibitors to minimize corrosion; growth regulators to control insects; alkaline reserves to inhibit acid accumulation; and antioxidants to minimize oxidation.
Resources and Citations
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- AMOL reCollections Glossary -http://amol.org.au/recollections/7/c/htm