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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of deterring, or the state of being deterred; a cause of hindrance; that which deters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of deterring; also, that which deters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of deterring; deterrence

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something

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