deterrent definition

  • adjective:
    • maintaining deter: deterrent weapons.
    • Serving to deter, preventing some thing from taking place
    • Serving to deter.
    • tending to deter
  • noun:
    • something which deters: a deterrent to theft.
    • A retaliatory ways discouraging adversary assault: a nuclear discouraging factor.
    • something which deters.
    • whatever deters or prevents.
    • whatever deters or has a tendency to deter.
    • A substance utilized in the manufacture of smokeless powder to moderate the physical violence of surge and to diminish sensitiveness to surprise. Vaseline, camphor, etc., are used.
    • one thing immaterial that inhibits or delays action or development
  • others:
    • Having the power or habit of deter; limiting through worry; preventive.

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