Deterrent

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Definition

deterrent: dissuasive, discouraging, preventative
adjective

a deterrent: a factor or thing which discourages or dissuades people (from doing something)
noun

Examples

  • "Faced with the threat of a flu pandemic, researchers from Paris have developed a deterrent that could stop the virus from spreading."
  • "Scientists unveil new deterrent against bird flu"

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