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English definition of “deterrent”


noun [C]     /dɪˈter.ənt/
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 .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingDiscouraging and putting off deterrent     adjective a deterrent effect Discouraging and putting offUnhelpful and Uncooperative
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