- serving or tending to prohibit or forbid something.
- sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
Origin of prohibitive
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less commonly prohibitory (prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
- prohibiting or tending to prohibit
- (esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
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Word Origin and History for non-prohibitive
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