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deterrent

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈter.ənt/ us  
C2 something that deters people from doing something: a nuclear deterrent Tougher prison sentences may act/serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.
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deterrent
adjective uk   us  
a deterrent effect
Translations of “deterrent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 威懾,障礙,遏制…
in Russian средство устрашения…
in Turkish caydırıcı/önleyici/vazgeçirici şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 威慑,障碍,遏制…
in Polish środek lub czynnik odstraszający…
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