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deterred

[ dih-turd ]
/ dɪˈtɜrd /
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adjective
discouraged or restrained from acting or proceeding: A visible thief is a deterred thief, so installing motion-sensing lights on your property helps to protect it.
kept from happening; prevented or checked: Assuming that those 79,000 deterred property crimes have an average cost of $1,900 each, that’s a savings of over $150 million.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of deter.
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Origin of deterred

OTHER WORDS FROM deterred

un·de·terred, adjective
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