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pro·hib·i·tive(prō-hĭb′ĭ-tĭv) also pro·hib·i·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
1. Prohibiting; forbidding: took prohibitive measures.
2. So high or burdensome as to discourage purchase or use: prohibitive prices.
3. So likely to win as to discourage competition: the prohibitive favorite to win the nomination.
prohibitive(prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) or less commonly
1. prohibiting or tending to prohibit
2. (esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
pro•hib•i•tive(proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv)
1. serving to prohibit or forbid something.
2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||prohibitive - tending to discourage (especially of prices); "the price was prohibitive"|
prohibitive[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] ADJ → prohibitivo
prohibitive[prəʊˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj [price, cost] → prohibitif/ive
tax → prohibitiv; prohibitive duty → Sperrzoll m; prohibitive laws → Verbotsgesetze pl; prohibitive signs → Verbotsschilder pl; prohibitive rules → Verbote pl