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Part of Speech: Verb

Sense 1: To formally or officially forbid something

Description: Prohibit means to legally or formally ban or disallow something from happening.

Sample sentence: The school prohibits the use of cell phones in the classrooms.

Sense 2: To prevent or hinder the occurrence of something

Description: Prohibit can also mean to prevent or make it difficult for something to happen.

Sample sentence: The extreme weather conditions prohibited us from going on our planned hiking trip.

Part of Speech: Adjective

Sense: Popular or local

Description: When used as an adjective, "prohibit" usually does not pertain to the term "popular" or "local".

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