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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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"By using a combination of carrots and sticks, Washington may be able to deter challengers' most destabilizing actions," the report said.
In the resolution it was further stated that 'terrorists cannot deter nation's resolve against militancy through such coward attacks'.
He also called for stricter security to ensure protection of life and property of the people and to deter any terrorist to take advantage.
Starting at Leighton Road, Gail Atkinson, a tenant advisor at Coast and Country, and PCSO Peter Davey worked their way through the streets of North Grangetown, issuing SELECTADNA packs in a bid to deter potential thieves.
Also, invest in a good selection of ground cover plants to deter cats from venturing into your border.
When developing safety and health management programs, mine operators should avoid policies or programs that could deter miners from reporting safety and health violations or concerns, accidents, injuries, or illnesses, Main continued.
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To address these challenges, the National Security Strategy recognizes the need to "underwrite defense commitments with tailored approaches to deterrence." (1) Yet the Defense Strategic Guidance (DSG) sets a more general goal: "The Joint Force will be prepared to confront and defeat aggression anywhere in the world." (2) The DSG describes the mission to deter and defeat aggression as a doctrinal template to deny objectives and impose costs, but it does not detail whom and what to deter, or how.
Owners can have their wing mirrors marked by officers and they will also be issued Mini style stickers that say 'My Mini is marked.' Acting Chief Inspector Darren Haynes from Birmingham East local policing unit, said: "We hope that by property marking BMW Mini wing mirrors it will not only deter thieves from stealing them but will also help us reunite them if they are ever stolen.
According to a recent survey, it takes more than local unrest or even a serious incident or crime to deter British tourists from visiting their chosen holiday destination.
(What constitutes "sufficiently large" varies by league and tournament.) Presumably, this rule is intended to deter repeated instances of aggressive play.
2 The little padlocks that go through the lockdown hasp on a trailer coupling won't deter a crook beyond the time it takes to close the handles of a bolt cutter.