Deterrent Definition

dĭ-tûrənt, -tŭr-
deterrents
adjective
Deterring or tending to deter.
Webster's New World
The definition of deterrent is acting to stop or prevent.
An example of deterrent used as an adjective is a deterrent weapon which means a weapon which is designed to stop other weapons from being fired or from being accurate.
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Serving to deter, preventing something from happening.

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noun
deterrents
A thing or factor that deters; hindrance.
Webster's New World
A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack.
A nuclear deterrent.
American Heritage
Deterrent is defined as something that prevents or blocks.
An example of a deterrent is heavy traffic that keeps the traveler from quickly getting to their destination.
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Other Word Forms of Deterrent

Noun

Singular:
deterrent
Plural:
deterrents

Origin of Deterrent

  • Latin deterrens, present participle of deterrere.

    From Wiktionary

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