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Meaning of prohibit

pro•hib•it

Pronunciation: (prō-hib'it), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here.
  2. to forbid the action of (a person).
  3. to prevent; hinder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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