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de•ter



Pronunciation: (di-tûr'), [key]
v.t., -terred, -ter•ring.
1. to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding: The large dog deterred trespassers.
2. to prevent; check; arrest: timber treated with creosote to deter rot.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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