- something that deters
- a weapon or combination of weapons, esp nuclear, held by one state, etc, to deter attack by another
- tending or used to deter; restraining
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de•ter•rent /dɪˈtɜrənt/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•ter•rent (di tûr′ənt, -tur′-, -ter′-),USA pronunciation adj.
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deterrent /dɪˈtɛrənt/ n
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