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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something that prevents or discourages action; a deterrent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which discourages a particular behaviour; a deterrent.

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

  • n. a negative motivational influence


dis- +‎ incentive. (Wiktionary)



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