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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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An expert/steering group workshop to review the above outputs and agree on the preferred deterrent to be trialled, the geographic area for the trials and the trial design (covered in report above)
A 2009 study published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology revealed that 88.2% percent of surveyed experts do not think that death penalty has a deterrent effect.
One of the strongest arguments against Trident renewal was that it was no longer an independent nuclear deterrent.
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Designed to serve as a reliable deterrent to nuclear threats over the next 50-plus years, the GBSD weapon system will begin to replace the Minuteman III ICBM in the late 2020s.
Griffith said: "Having a nuclear deterrent is a very important part of our defence policy."
Renewal of the submarines for the continuous-at-sea deterrent has been predicted to cost PS31 billion, with a PS10 billion contingency fund also set aside.
Aiming at updating Britain's nuclear deterrent, the United States promised delivery of the Skybolt system.
Clearly, a fine of PS6,550 and a sevenday ban is not adequate when the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the prize, and in truth we all know what the penalty, and therefore the deterrent, should be.
Just see the crime rate in Saudi Arabia where deterrent punishments are awarded to criminals.
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The shadow foreign secretary was slapped down by pro-Trident shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith, and Mr Corbyn himself said Labour was "committed" to maintaining the deterrent.