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deterrentnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈter.ənt/
C2 something that deterspeople from doing something: a nuclear deterrent Tougher ​prisonsentences may act/​serve as a deterrent to other ​would-beoffenders.

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adjective uk   us  
a deterrent ​effect
(Definition of deterrent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deterrent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 威慑,障碍,遏制…
in Turkish caydırıcı/önleyici/vazgeçirici şey…
in Russian средство устрашения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威懾,障礙,遏制…
in Polish środek lub czynnik odstraszający…
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