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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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A WELL-looked after home is a deterrent, not only to burglary but to vandalism and graffiti.
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If people are choosing to cheat and to take drugs that are going to benefit them, then there's not a big enough deterrent to put them off.
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