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noun [countable] ban pronunciation in British English /bæn/
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  1. an official statement ordering people not to do, sell, or use something

    the beef export ban

    ban on:

    There is a total ban on smoking anywhere in the college.

    impose a ban (=start it):

    They agreed to impose an immediate ban on sales.

    lift a ban (=end it):

    The ban is unlikely to be lifted this year.

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