Definition of prohibit in English:

prohibit

Line breaks: pro|hibit
Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˈhɪbɪt
 
/

verb (prohibits, prohibiting, prohibited)

[with object]

Derivatives

prohibiter

noun

prohibitor

noun
More example sentences
  • And it is cost that seems to be the biggest prohibitor to businesses in Scotland embracing any new technology, never mind broadband.

prohibitory

adjective
More example sentences
  • They might not bring in totally restrictive and prohibitory provisions because they know the Minister will not approve them anyway.
  • Without strong prohibitory measures, this diabolic spirit disseminated by television channels cannot be done away with.
  • Nearly 206 years ago, the British regime issued the first prohibitory orders against shooting birds.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin prohibit- 'kept in check', from the verb prohibere, from pro- 'in front' + habere 'to hold'.

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