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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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This stern punishment served as an effective deterrent as no child was reportedly molested and murdered in the next decade or so.
We have seen yet again from Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party today that a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn would not be unequivocally committed to the Trident nuclear deterrent," said the Prime Minister during an election visit in west London.
Much of our information comes from pro-Israel pundits who firmly believe that Israel needs a nuclear deterrent, and that therefore we ought not ask too many difficult questions about the details.
But if you accept the concept of armed defence and believe in taking armed action to protect UK or global citizens, then the unilateral disarmament argument seems to resolve into one hiding behind the American deterrent two that it will make the world safer, or three that it doesn't matter whether we end up in thermonuclear destruction as long as our hands are clean.
In a clear dig at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - who insists that, as PM, he would never launch a nuclear strike - she added: "Unlike some suggestions that we could have a nuclear deterrent but not actually be willing to use it, which come from the Labour frontbench.
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He said: "I'm here today because I want to emphasise that the nuclear deterrent has never been needed more than it is today.
On the matter of the renewal of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent, Corbyn's own Northern Ireland spokesman, Vernon Coaker, said: "National security is not a matter for negotiation.
Potential licensees in the pest control products industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Dickerson Pest Deterrent on a worldwide basis.
Consequently, in a world where nuclear-armed states use their nuclear weapons for coercion and intimidation, the United States must maintain a capable, secure, and credible nuclear deterrent.
We need our nuclear deterrent as much today as we did when a previous British Government embarked on it over six decades ago.
When the enemy observes that our Armed Forces are constantly in wargame zones and their fingers are kept on the trigger, it will not dare to invade the Islamic Iran's borders," Pourdastan said in January, underlining the significance of military trainings for boosting the country's deterrent power.