Meaning of “prohibit” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /prəʊˈhɪbɪt/ formal

B2 to officially forbid something:

[ often passive ] Smoking is prohibited on most international flights.
[ + from + doing sth ] The new law prohibits people from drinking alcohol in the street.
a prohibited substance
prohibition uk us /ˌprəʊhɪˈbɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

the prohibition of drugs

(Definition of “prohibit” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)