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 for Deterred
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deter \De*ter"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deterred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Deterring.] [L. deterrere; de + terrere to frighten,
     terrify. See Terror.]
     To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action
     by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc. --Addison.
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           Potent enemies tempt and deter us from our duty.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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           My own face deters me from my glass.     --Prior.
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