deterrently
adverb see deterrent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • deterrently — de·ter·rent·ly …   English syllables

  • deterrently — adverb see deterrent I …   Useful english dictionary

  • deterrent — deterrently, adv. /di terr euhnt, tur , ter /, adj. 1. serving or tending to deter. n. 2. something that deters: a deterrent to crime. 3. military strength or an ability to defend a country or retaliate strongly enough to deter an enemy from… …   Universalium

  • deterrent — adjective Etymology: Latin deterrent , deterrens, present participle of deterrēre to deter Date: 1829 1. serving to deter < a deterrent effect > 2. relating to deterrence < a deterrent view of punishment > • deterrent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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