verb \prō-ˈhi-bət, prə-\

: to order (someone) not to use or do something

: to say that (something) is not allowed

: to make (something) impossible to do

Full Definition of PROHIBIT

transitive verb
:  to forbid by authority :  enjoin
a :  to prevent from doing something
b :  preclude

Examples of PROHIBIT

  1. The rules prohibit dating a coworker.
  2. The prison's electric fence prohibits escape.

Origin of PROHIBIT

Middle English, from Latin prohibitus, past participle of prohibēre to keep off, from pro- forward + habēre to hold — more at pro-, give
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PROHIBIT


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