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  Definition of deterrence
  1. the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
  2. a communication that makes you afraid to try something
  3. a negative motivational influence
Similar Words: determent, intimidation, disincentive

 

Hyponyms: discouragement, nuclear deterrence

 

Derivational Morphology: deter, discourage, intimidate, restrain, dissuade

 

 
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