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de•ter•rent



Pronunciation: (di-tûr'unt, -tur'-, -ter'-), [key]
adj.
serving or tending to deter.

n.
1. something that deters: a deterrent to crime.
2. military strength or an ability to defend a country or retaliate strongly enough to deter an enemy from attacking.

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

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