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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.
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prohibitive(prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) or less commonly
1. prohibiting or tending to prohibit
2. (esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
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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"|
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1. exorbitant, excessive, steep (informal), high-priced, preposterous, sky-high, extortionate, beyond your means The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
prohibitive[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] ADJ → prohibitivo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
prohibitive[prəʊˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj [price, cost] → prohibitif/ive
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
tax → prohibitiv; prohibitive duty → Sperrzoll m; prohibitive laws → Verbotsgesetze pl; prohibitive signs → Verbotsschilder pl; prohibitive rules → Verbote pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
prohibitive[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj (price) → proibitivo/a
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