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See also: déterrent
- Serving to deter, preventing something from happening.
serving to deter
deterrent (plural deterrents)
- Something that deters.
- 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Krogan: Genophage Codex entry:
- The salarians believed the genophage would be used as a deterrent, a position the turians viewed as naive. Once the project was complete, the turians mass produced and deployed it. The krogan homeworld, their colonies, and all occupied worlds were infected.
something that deters