Prohibitive meaning

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The definition of prohibitive is something that is difficult to do.

An example of something prohibitive is an high ticket price keeping fans from seeing a concert; a prohibitive price.

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Prohibiting; forbidding.

Took prohibitive measures.

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So high or burdensome as to discourage purchase or use.

Prohibitive prices.

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So likely to win as to discourage competition.

The prohibitive favorite to win the nomination.

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Prohibiting or tending to prohibit something.
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Such as to prevent purchase, use, etc.

Cost-prohibitive.

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Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.

Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.

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Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.

I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.

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(linguistics) Negative imperative.
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Origin of prohibitive