deterrent

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Learned borrowing from Latin dēterrēns, dēterrentem.

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deterrent (comparative more deterrent, superlative most deterrent)

  1. Serving to deter, preventing something from happening.

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deterrent (plural deterrents)

  1. 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.

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dēterrent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of dēterreō