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Verb type: 5


  1. (transitive) to restrain, curb, temper, moderate (to control or keep in check)
    hillitä itsensä ― to keep it together, forbear (to maintain composure; to avoid an overly emotional reaction; to suppress an instinct or urge; to control oneself when provoked)
    hillitä kielensä ― to curb one's tongue
    Hillitse kielesi lasten seurassa.
    Temper your language around children.
  2. (transitive, usually atelic) to rein in, check, bridle (to stop or slow something, by exercising control)
    Hallituksella ei ole muuta vaihtoehtoa kuin hillitä julkista kulutusta.
    The government has no other option than to rein in public spending.
  3. (transitive, usually atelic, medicine) to obtund (to reduce the edge or effects of)
    Pienet opioidiannokset auttavat hillitsemään hengitysteiden refleksejä.
    Small doses of opioids are also useful in obtunding airway reflexes.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart