dissuasive

adjective
dis·sua·sive | \di-ˈswā-siv, -ziv\

Definition of dissuasive 

: tending to dissuade a dissuasive effect

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Other Words from dissuasive

dissuasively adverb
dissuasiveness noun

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Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018 Central American migrants typically spend 21 days or longer to reach the U.S. border, and word of harsher treatment from U.S. authorities will take longer to reach their countries and have a dissuasive effect, administration officials said. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era," 7 June 2018

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1609, in the meaning defined above

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