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verb [transitive] prohibit pronunciation in American English /proʊˈhɪbɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprohibit
he/she/itprohibits
present participleprohibiting
past tenseprohibited
past participleprohibited
  1. 1
    to officially stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal

    Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the building.

    The sale of alcohol to young people is prohibited by law.

    prohibited drugs/weapons

    prohibit someone from doing something:

    a rule prohibiting doctors from advertising their services

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