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deterrent (s) (noun), deterrents (pl)
1. A restraint that makes people decide not to take a certain action when they realize that something unpleasant would happen to them.
2. Using military strength as a way to defend a country or to retaliate strongly enough to prevent an enemy from attacking.
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