Deterrent and Inhibitory


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Deterrent adjective – Tending to deter.
Inhibitory and deterrent are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Inhibitory" instead an adjective "Deterrent".
Nearby Words: deterred, deterrence, deterring
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Inhibitory adjective – Restrictive of action.
Deterrent and inhibitory are semantically related. You can use "Deterrent" instead an adjective "Inhibitory".
Nearby Words: inhibit, inhibited, inhibition, inhibiting, inhibitor
Synonyms for Inhibitory
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