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

  Deterrent \De*ter"rent\, a. [L. deterrens, p. pr. of deterrere.
     See Deter.]
     Serving to deter. "The deterrent principle." --E. Davis.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deterrent \De*ter"rent\, n.
     That which deters or prevents.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"
      n 1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action
           or progress [syn: hindrance, hinderance, deterrent,
           impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "deterrent":
     admonishing, admonitory, alarming, awing, bar, block, blockade,
     bottleneck, catch, cautionary, cautioning, check, chill, chilling,
     cold water, cordon, curtain, damp, damper, daunting, determent,
     deterring, difficulty, disconcerting, discouragement, discouraging,
     disheartening, disincentive, disinclining, dismaying, disquieting,
     dissuading, dissuasion, dissuasive, drawback, exemplary,
     expostulatory, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearsome, forbidding,
     forestalling, frightening, frightful, hang-up, hazard, hindrance,
     hitch, hurdle, impediment, intimidating, joker, monitorial,
     monitory, notificational, notifying, objection, obstacle,
     obstruction, obstructive, one small difficulty, overawing,
     preclusive, preventative, preventive, prohibitive, prophylactic,
     rub, scaring, scary, snag, startling, stumbling block,
     stumbling stone, warning, wet blanket

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