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de·ter·rent

 (dĭ-tûr′ənt, -tŭr′-)
adj.
Tending to deter: deterrent weapons.
n.
1. Something that deters: a deterrent to theft.
2. A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack: a nuclear deterrent.

deterrent

(dɪˈtɛrənt)
n
1. something that deters
2. (Military) a weapon or combination of weapons, esp nuclear, held by one state, etc, to deter attack by another
adj
tending or used to deter; restraining
[C19: from Latin dēterrēns hindering; see deter]
deˈterrence n

de•ter•rent

(dɪˈtɜr ənt, -ˈtʌr-, -ˈtɛr-)

adj.
1. serving or tending to deter.
n.
2. something that deters: a deterrent to crime.
3. military strength or the capacity to retaliate strongly enough to deter an enemy from attacking.
[1820–30; < Latin]
de•ter′rent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deterrent - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
albatross, millstone - (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was an albatross around his neck"
bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment - (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
drag - something that slows or delays progress; "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
obstacle, obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
straitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
Adj.1.deterrent - tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder

deterrent

noun
1. discouragement, obstacle, curb, restraint, impediment, check, hindrance, disincentive, defensive measures, determent They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent.
discouragement spur, incentive, lure, bait, motivation, stimulus, inducement, carrot (informal), enticement
adjective
1. discouraging, inhibiting, hindering, dissuading He believes in the deterrent effect of custodial sentences

deterrent

adjective
Intended to prevent:
Translations
رادِع، مانِع
odstrašujícízastrašující prostředek
afskrækkelsesmiddelforebyggende metode
elrettentõ
fyrirbyggjandi; aftrandi
odstrašujúci prostriedok
odvračiloplašilo
caydırıcı

deterrent

[dɪˈterənt]
A. N (also Mil) → elemento m disuasivo, elemento m disuasorio
to act as a deterrentservir de elemento disuasivo
nuclear deterrentfuerza f nuclear disuasiva
these penalties are no deterrent to criminalsestos castigos no disuaden a los criminales
B. ADJdisuasivo, disuasorio

deterrent

[dɪˈtɛrənt]
n
to be a deterrent [threat, punishment] → être dissuasif/ive, avoir un effet dissuasif
Severe punishment is the only deterrent → Seule la punition sévère a un effet dissuasif.
to act as a deterrent → exercer un effet de dissuasion
modif [value, effect] → dissuasif/ive
to have a deterrent effect → avoir un effet dissuasif

deterrent

n (also Mil) → Abschreckungsmittel nt; to act as a deterrentals Abschreckung(smittel) dienen (to für); to be a deterrentabschrecken
adjabschreckend, Abschreckungs-; deterrent effectAbschreckungseffekt m

deterrent

[dɪˈtɛrnt] ndeterrente m
to act as a deterrent → funzionare or fungere da deterrente

deter

(diˈtəː) past tense, past participle deˈterred verb
to make less willing or prevent by frightening. She was not deterred by his threats.
deˈterrent (-ˈte-) , ((American) -ˈtə:-) noun, adjective
(something) that deters. The possession of nuclear weapons by nations is thought to be a deterrent against nuclear war itself; a deterrent effect.
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