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"prohibitive" in British English

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prohibitiveadjective

uk   /prəˈhɪb.ɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
(Definition of prohibitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prohibitive" in American English

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prohibitiveadjective

 us   /proʊˈhɪb·ɪ·t̬ɪv, prə-/
(of ​costs) too ​expensive to ​pay: The ​cost of a ​nursinghome is prohibitive.
prohibitively
adverb  us   /proʊˈhɪb·ɪ·t̬ɪv·li, prə-/
Fees are prohibitively ​expensive.
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"prohibitive" in Business English

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prohibitiveadjective

uk   /prəʊˈhɪbətɪv/  us   /prəˈhɪbətɪv/
too ​expensive for most ​people: prohibitive costs/fees/rates Green ​groups have been unable to ​challenge instances of ​pollution in ​court because of prohibitive ​costs. He'd like to use ​locallygrown cottonseed or ​peanuts to ​createbiofuel, but ​prices remain prohibitive.be prohibitive for sb Rents in the ​area are prohibitive for many ​households.
preventing something from being done, or preventing others from ​succeeding: She is the prohibitive favorite to ​win the ​Democraticnomination. prohibitive ​laws/​legislation
(Definition of prohibitive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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