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pro·hib·i·tive

prohibitive

 
 
pronunciation:
pr hI b tihv [or] pro hI b tihv
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving as a prohibition; forbidding.
synonyms:
forbidding, inhibitive
definition 2: serving as a preventative.
The cost of parking downtown has become prohibitive.
synonyms:
inhibitive
antonyms:
conducive
similar words:
preventive, restrictive
derivations: prohibitively (adv.), prohibitiveness (n.)