prohibitive

[ proh-hib-i-tiv ]
/ proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv /

adjective

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

From the Medieval Latin word prohibitīvus, dating back to 1595–1605. See prohibit, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM prohibitive

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prohibitive

prohibitive prohibitory
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British Dictionary definitions for non-prohibitive

prohibitive

less commonly prohibitory (prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ, -trɪ)

/ (prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) /

adjective

prohibiting or tending to prohibit
(esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase

Derived forms of prohibitive

prohibitively, adverbprohibitiveness, noun
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