Adjective "prohibiting" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority.
  1. 'The U.S. prohibits fishing sharks solely for their fins, which are a delicacy in Asia.'
  2. 'The legislation expressly prohibits having the devices in rooms, according to Asher.'
  3. 'Gil went on to explain that climbing with ropes was prohibited in the area.'
  4. 'What the regulations do is prohibit the importation of guns.'
  5. 'Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.'
  6. 'There, for example, the Court held that drug laws can prohibit the use of the narcotic peyote in a religious ceremony.'
  7. 'I think it is fine to prohibit smoking when there are no other options.'
  8. 'No disciplinary action was taken because our rules prohibit substances, not antibodies.'
  9. 'In certain circumstances, including this case, such broadcasts are prohibited without the consent of the ITC.'
  10. 'Another three of the orders prohibited imports or exports.'
  11. 'he is prohibited from becoming a director'
  12. 'Then, when I came back to Jordan, I was prohibited from working in many fields.'
  13. 'The injunction also prohibits picketers from blocking the scabs' entry to the plant.'
  14. 'Why precisely am I prohibited from getting a cheaper postal rate if I write more than five words on a greeting card?'
  15. 'He was immediately prohibited from engaging in strenuous activity.'
  16. 'He is prohibited from operating firearms for 10 years and must get counselling at the discretion of his probation officer.'
  17. 'He is also prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol or any other drug in public and must not harass, cause alarm or distress to anyone in a public place.'
  18. 'As a public university, we are prohibited from spending state funds on partisan political activity or direct political advocacy.'
  19. 'Upon release, Nelson is prohibited from driving for three years.'
  20. 'Anyone judged by the electoral commission to lack ‘a good reputation’ was also prohibited from running for office.'
  21. 'People will be prohibited from purchasing kerosene from other parties.'
  22. 'A low fluid level switch is provided to prohibit operation and prevent potential burnout if solution falls below a pre-set level.'
  23. 'The efficiency audit said there were too many vested local interests on health boards, which prevent change and prohibit the delivery of a value-for-money service.'
  24. 'Mutation prevention is essential to prohibit a bacterium from developing resistance to antibiotics to which it is exposed.'
  25. 'Nurses may be presented with exceptional or life-threatening situations prohibiting the use of assistive patient handling equipment.'

More definitions

1. to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here.

2. to forbid the action of (a person).

3. to prevent; hinder.

More examples(as adjective)

"fundings can be prohibiting."

"trades can be prohibiting."

"provisions can be prohibiting."

"criticisms can be prohibiting."

"criminals can be prohibiting."

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(prohibit)Late Middle English: from Latin prohibit- ‘kept in check’, from the verb prohibere, from pro- ‘in front’ + habere ‘to hold’.