AskDefine | Define deterrent

Dictionary Definition

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, balk, baulk, check, handicap]

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  1. Serving to deter, preventing something from happening


  1. Something that deters.

Derived terms


Something that deters

Extensive Definition

Deterrence can refer to:
deterrent in Hebrew: הרתעה

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