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prohibitive

adjective uk   /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.
prohibitively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Property in the area tends to be prohibitively expensive.
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