de·ter·ment || dɪ'tɜːmənt n. impediment, hindrance, something which deters or gets in the way

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  • Determent — De*ter ment, n. [From {Deter}.] The act of deterring; also, that which deters. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • determent — index constraint (restriction), damper (stopper), deterrent, disadvantage, disincentive, prohibition …   Law dictionary

  • determent — noun see deter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • determent — See deter. * * * …   Universalium

  • determent — noun the act of deterring; deterrence …   Wiktionary

  • determent — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of preventing: deterrence, forestallment, obviation, preclusion, prevention. See ALLOW …   English dictionary for students

  • determent — de·ter·ment …   English syllables

  • determent — noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something • Syn: ↑deterrence, ↑intimidation • Derivationally related forms: ↑intimidate (for: ↑intimidation), ↑deter (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • deter — determent, n. deterrable, adj. deterrability, n. deterrer, n. /di terr /, v.t., deterred, deterring. 1. to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding: The large dog deterred trespassers. 2. to prevent; check; arrest: timber treated with… …   Universalium

  • deterrence — noun 1. a negative motivational influence • Syn: ↑disincentive • Ant: ↑incentive (for: ↑disincentive) • Derivationally related forms: ↑deterrent …   Useful english dictionary

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