Prohibitive is an adjective that is used in relation to laws, legislations, prices etc to give the meaning of prohibiting or preventing from doing or having something.


  1. The costs of studying are making it ‘prohibitive’ for students from obtaining high level education.
  2. The cost of living is so high that it makes it ‘prohibitive’ for individuals to have time off to relax, in order to ensure that they are paying off their expenses.
  3. A new ‘prohibitive’ legislation has been put in place to cause more inconvenience to the common man.

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