Definition of prohibitive
- prohibitive costs
- a prohibitive favorite
the prohibitive cost of rent
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: so high that people are prevented from using or buying something
: almost certain to perform, win, etc., in the expected way
: stopping people from using or doing something
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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