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ban

noun [C]
 
 
/bæn/
an official order that prevents someone doing something, or something from happening: ban on sth The police are enforcing the state's ban on the sale of fireworks.impose/enforce/lift a ban They have now lifted the ban on the export of live animals to Europe.
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