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deterrent

(dē-tĕr′ĕnt) [L. deterrēre, to deter]
1. An agent that inhibits the action of another agent.
2. An agent that discourages or prevents the use of another agent.

smoking deterrent

Any agent, such as nicotine, nicotine antagonists, or some antidepressant drugs, that relieves the desire to smoke tobacco products.
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As previously stated, the USMTM mission is to "advise and assist the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces through coordinated security cooperation efforts in developing, training, and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate regional security.
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India has in November last tested the 3,500-km-range Agni-IV missile giving muscle to India's deterrent capability against the military adversaries.
Strengthening the deterrent for burglary will hopefully send a clear message to the criminal fraternity.
The fact that Hatoyama only became aware of the importance of the deterrent after he became prime minister was astonishing in itself.
However, asked directly whether he was committed to keeping a continuous-at-sea deterrent, Mr Cameron replied: "Yes, of course.
There has always been an understanding that the budget for the nuclear deterrent came from outside the core defence budget.
Britain has no deterrent to halt these obscene occurrences.
Tony Blair was setting out plans today to acquire new nuclear missile submarines to maintain Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent into the middle of the 21st century.
There must be a "free and open" public debate over the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent, a Midland MP said yesterday.