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What is another word for deterrent?

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A thing that prevents or is intended to prevent someone from doing something
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“But Anderson admitted the park's unique location also serves as a deterrent to the deluge of visitors he's hoping for.”
A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone
“The punishments meted out by courts are to serve as a warning, as a deterrent to others that if they too step out of place, they too can expect similar punishment.”
An official or legal ban, restriction or prohibition
A means or method of defending (against attack)
Able or intended to restrict or prevent
“Tal agrees that effective deterrent measures in the present are liable to make the enemy stronger and more determined, and weakens the effectiveness of the deterrent in the future.”
Tending to deter or dissuade
“Such punishment is to be used as a deterrent warning to others not to go and do likewise.”
Of or pertaining to an admonition
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