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deterrent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deterrent  \De*ter"rent\,  a.  [L.  deterrens,  p.  pr  of  deterrere 
  See  {Deter}.] 
  Serving  to  deter.  ``The  deterrent  principle.''  --E.  Davis. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deterrent  \De*ter"rent\,  n. 
  That  which  deters  or  prevents. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deterrent 
  adj  :  tending  to  deter;  "the  deterrent  effects  of  high  prices" 
  n  :  something  immaterial  that  interferes  with  or  delays  action 
  or  progress  [syn:  {hindrance},  {impediment},  {handicap}] 




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