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Word: deterrent

Definition: something that discourages or deters


Sentences Containing 'deterrent'

Also, Redman’s safe was specifically designed to meet fire-resistant standards, but not “burglar deterrent” standards, even though it did provide “a degree of protection against burglary.” An expert witness testified that materials that enhance burglar-resistance on safes consequently reduce the fire-resistance.
Beg also theorized that "nuclear deterrent is what holds the strategic balance between the two or more belligerents".
Bella Moth caterpillars sequester these toxins and use them as a deterrent for predators.
Child alarms can function as locators or device alarms such as for triggering an alert when a swimming pool is in use to help prevent dangerous situations in addition to being a deterrent against would-be aggressors.
Founded in Houston Texas in 1997, transplanted to Anchorage, Alaska in 2000, and dubbed Post Power Electronics by Gary of Bed Molt/a sonic deterrent.
He and the other leaders were later beheaded, and their heads were exhibited as a deterrent.
He notes that the Chinese government favors executions primarily for their deterrent value, which would be lost if they deliberately publicized low execution figures.
IKEA charges for the ferry but reimburses at checkout; this serves as a deterrent to would-be Red Hook "commuters" from using the ferry for non-shopping purposes.
In Giuliani's first term as mayor, the New York City Police Department at the instigation of Commissioner Bill Bratton adopted an aggressive enforcement/deterrent strategy based on James Q. Wilson's "Broken Windows" approach.
Instead, they insisted the true objective of such moves along Russia's periphery was to weaken Russia's nuclear deterrent.
Its purpose was to search for and destroy Soviet submarines in the North Atlantic, and to operate the nuclear deterrent submarine force.
MOZ has had numerous releases on 4 continents, most notable were splits and collaborations with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, KK Null of Zeni Geva, (Man is the) Bastard Noise, Government Alpha, a sonic deterrent, the Haters and Hermit.
Neither the UDRP nor the ACPA provides much deterrent to curb trademark owners’ abuse of their rights.
Now being free of the length restriction of the B-1A weapon bay, the Air Force began full-scale development of the AGM-86B in January 1977, which greatly enhanced the B-52's capabilities and helped the USA maintain a strategic deterrent.
Over the course of the campaign, Snake learns the true purpose of Hot Coldman's Peace Sentinel unit, lets go of his guilt for killing The Boss after defeating an AI replica of her that Coldman planned to use as the ultimate nuclear deterrent, and finally accepts his Big Boss title.
Reviewers asserted this length-to-price ratio was the largest drawback for the game, and would be a deterrent for potential buyers.
Since it is technically simple to forge a blind stamp, the system has little deterrent value.
The magazine had advertised the safe as “burglar deterrent.” . Redman won the jury verdict in district court, but the case was appealed.
The measure was to act as a deterrent to the city's blacks that resided on the opposite side of the bridge who walked the Walnut Street Bridge daily to go to and from their jobs in the downtown Chattanooga area.
The navy maintains a fleet of technologically sophisticated ships including an aircraft carrier (though without fixed-wing aircraft until c.2020), an amphibious assault ship, two amphibious transport docks, four ballistic missile submarines (which maintain the UK's nuclear deterrent), seven nuclear fleet submarines, six guided missile destroyers, 13 frigates, 15 mine-countermeasure vessels and 24 patrol vessels.
The problem was an urgent one: Dr. Benjamin Church, chief physician of the Continental Army, had already been seized and imprisoned as a British agent, but there was no civilian espionage act, and George Washington thought the existing military law did not provide punishment severe enough to afford a deterrent.
The United States offered crucial logistical and intelligence resources and an "over-horizon" deterrent presence, but did not commit forces to the operation.
They secrete a fatty, white poisonous substance which acts as a deterrent to predators.
This statement can act as a potential deterrent to future terrorists as they will know that it is no longer possible to commit an attack and escape with being charged.
While this breed is overly trusting to strangers, it does make a nice deterrent simply because of its impressive appearance and its fierce bark.

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