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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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China could provide North Korea's nuclear deterrent and defences, and maybe North Korea could be persuaded to agree.
In such a world, the United States will continue to need a viable and effective deterrent to prevent nuclear attack or nuclear blackmail against ourselves or our allies.
Other deterrents will include graphic images on cigarette packs to drive home the message that smoking kills.
RAC spokesman Philip Hale said: 'While extreme actions may not be practical, more effective deterrents need serious and urgent consideration.
He said: 'One of the most powerful deterrents in the fight against arson is the fear of detection.
RESULTS: The most commonly cited deterrents to contraceptive use were side effects, fear of potential health risks, partner's dislike of contraception and cost (20-2796).
To obtain accurate information, researchers must survey their specific group of interest to determine deterrents to participation, (13)
Shrubs such as holly and hawthorn planted underneath a window or around the perimeter of a house can be excellent deterrents.
bills in 1863, incorporating deterrents such as the seal of the Treasury Department, fine-line intaglio printing, and a distinctive paper with embedded red and blue fibers.
In our time where the existence of unstable political leaders is the norm, we need nuclear deterrents to have shared control, which can also reduce the cost.