prohibitive

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /prə(ʊ)ˈhɪbɪtɪv/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
prohibitive

Comparative
more prohibitive

Superlative
most prohibitive

  1. Something is prohibitive if it prohibits often--if it says that many things are not allowed or if it likes to say that things are not allowed.
    North Korea is one of the most prohibitive countries on Earth.
  2. Something is prohibitive if it stops you from doing what you want.
    I want to buy a boat, but the price is prohibitive.