[ proh-hib-i-tiv ]
/ proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv /
serving or tending to prohibit or forbid something.
sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of prohibitive
OTHER WORDS FROM prohibitive
pro·hib·i·tive·ly, adverbpro·hib·i·tive·ness, nounnon·pro·hib·i·tive, adjectivenon·pro·hib·i·tive·ly, adverb
un·pro·hib·i·tive, adjectiveun·pro·hib·i·tive·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prohibitiveprohibitive prohibitory
Words nearby prohibitive
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British Dictionary definitions for non-prohibitive
less commonly prohibitory (prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
/ (prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) /
prohibiting or tending to prohibit
(esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
Derived forms of prohibitiveprohibitively, adverbprohibitiveness, noun
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