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English definition of “prohibitive”

prohibitive

adjective     /prəˈhɪb.ɪ.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
If the cost of something is prohibitive, it is too expensive for most people: Hotel prices in the major cities are high but not prohibitive.Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious prohibitively     /-li/ adverb Property in the area tends to be prohibitively expensive.Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious
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