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  1. deterrent

    • IPA[dɪˈtɛr(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something;a nuclear weapon or weapons system regarded as deterring an enemy from attack
    • adj.
      able or intended to deter
    • noun: deterrent, plural noun: deterrents

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    名詞

    • 1. a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something cameras are a major deterrent to crime
    • a nuclear weapon or weapons system regarded as deterring an enemy from attack Britain's nuclear deterrent

    形容詞

    • 1. able or intended to deter the deterrent effect of heavy prison sentences
    • n.
      a nuclear weapon or weapons system regarded as deterring an enemy from attacking: the country intends to build up its nuclear deterrent

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[dəˈtərənt]

    美式

    • n.
      a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something: cameras are a major deterrent to crime
    • adj.
      able or intended to deter: the deterrent effect of heavy prison sentences

    Oxford American Dictionary