deterrent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deterrent
DETER + RENT. A high rent IS ALWAYS A discouraging factor FOR TENANTS.
FOCUS ON rent OF DETERRENT. rent IS ALWAYS A HINDRANCE AND IS DISCOURAGING FOR TENANTS.
you can also imagine deterrent as detergent + ant ; if you put detergent in front of ant it will obstruct and hinder its path
sounds close to deteriorate
Deterrent = detergent. Detergent always hinders or discourages the dust/viruses on the clothes or other materials.
Think of deterrents as the wrong answers on the mutliple choice of the GRE. These "deterrents" discourage you from choosing the right answer.
sounds like shattered!!! "Our hopes were shattered(deterred)!"
Abe O!!! De Tera Rent... :D