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disincentive

[dis-in-sen-tiv] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈsɛn tɪv/
noun
1.
something that discourages or deters; deterrent:
High interest rates and government regulations are disincentives to investment.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; dis- + incentive
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British Dictionary definitions for dis-incentive

disincentive

/ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv/
noun
1.
something that acts as a deterrent
adjective
2.
acting as a deterrent: a disincentive effect on productivity
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Word Origin and History for dis-incentive

disincentive

n.

1946; see dis- + incentive (n.).

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