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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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5) While consistent with deterrence theory and joint doctrine, the DSG does not take the next steps to specify whom and what to deter, or how, which is necessary to guide development of Joint Force 2020 given declining defense resources.
Our finding of a negative relationship between cumulative yellow cards and fouls committed or yellow cards received suggests that the cumulative yellow card rule does deter aggressive play.
And they are particularly difficult to chase away; the common--and often cruel--method of flooding their tunnels will only temporarily deter them.
However, that view is evolving, at least to the point that those both inside and outside government are asking whether there may be ways to deter various parts of terrorist networks, either through increasing the costs or decreasing the gains.
2] that allow entry, while points above this line denote individual outputs that deter entry.
False; Supporters argue that sending juveniles to adult prisons will deter other teens from committing similar crimes.
With a nuclear-armed China on one border and another neighbor, Pakistan, seeking these weapons, it is not hard to see why the Indians wanted to go nuclear--even though attainment of nuclear weapons has not done much to either deter those threats or increase the subcontinent's stability.
A poll of almost 5,000 doctors by the British Medical Association (BMA) found that 51 per cent believed increasing the pension age would deter would-be NHS employees.
The ARA Board of Directors is seeking commitments from AMAA members to join the campaign to deter and defeat the rise in obesity in America's youth.
Far from preventing terrorism, these new measures will only deter ordinary people from travelling - so the terrorists will have won.
Civil rights organizations usually attempt to deter future discrimination by negotiating the implementation of administrative changes within the company, such as sensitivity training and the hiring of African Americans in key management positions.
The good thing about this stuff is that not only does it enrich garden soil, but it also helps to deter several different species, including grubs, fleas, and slugs.