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pro·hib·i·tive

 (prō-hĭb′ĭ-tĭv) also pro·hib·i·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
adj.
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.

pro·hib′i·tive·ly adv.
pro·hib′i·tive·ness n.
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prohibitive

(prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) or less commonly

prohibitory

adj
1. prohibiting or tending to prohibit
2. (esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
proˈhibitively adv
proˈhibitiveness n
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pro•hib•i•tive

(proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to prohibit or forbid something.
2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
pro•hib′i•tive•ly, adv.
pro•hib′i•tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prohibitive - tending to discourage (especially of prices); "the price was prohibitive"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
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prohibitive

adjective
1. exorbitant, excessive, steep (informal), high-priced, preposterous, sky-high, extortionate, beyond your means The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive.
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Translations

prohibitive

[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] ADJprohibitivo
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

prohibitive

adj
taxprohibitiv; prohibitive dutySperrzoll m; prohibitive lawsVerbotsgesetze pl; prohibitive signsVerbotsschilder pl; prohibitive rulesVerbote pl
price, costunerschwinglich; the costs of producing this model have become prohibitivedie Kosten für die Herstellung dieses Modells sind untragbar geworden
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prohibitive

[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj (price) → proibitivo/a
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That is, with recently innovated treatments, which have high demand by the consumer market, but whose patients aren't able to access the branded therapies either due to shortfalls of availability or prohibitiveness of cost.
Professor of Educational Technology for the University of Texas and founder of GoKnow Mobile Learning Solutions, Cathie Norris, hears from schools every day about the cost prohibitiveness of Internet access for all students.
The turn of the 1950s was marked by radical prohibitiveness. Embarking on the project of the harshest type of censorship, the RCP aimed at removing any overt or covert textual allusion to religion from literary discourse.