Origin of prohibitive
Examples from the Web for prohibitively
These fees are “prohibitively expensive, particularly for larger families,” says a statement Human Rights Watch on the issue.
But he said the price of operating the system was prohibitively high.Israel’s Iron Dome: The Ultimate Missile Destroyer |Dan Ephron|November 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All water supply planning must consider it, for to build against any conceivable shortage would be prohibitively expensive.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
The method of editorial expression in the magazines of 1889 was also distinctly vague and prohibitively impersonal.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
British Dictionary definitions for prohibitively
less commonly prohibitory (prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
Word Origin and History for prohibitively
c.1600, "having the quality of prohibiting," from prohibit + -ive, or else from French prohibitif (16c.), from Late Latin prohibit-, past participle stem of prohibere. Of prices, rates, etc., "so high as to prevent use," it is from 1886. Related: Prohibitively.