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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress adj. - Tending to discourage.

Usage examples (37)
  • Visually marked property does have a deterrent effect upon the thief.
  • The deterrent effects of high prices
  • It would seem that shutting off cell phone service in subway tunnels as a deterrent is a waste of time.
  • New policy – no we can't – the deterrent is now gone. for more
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