1 bar, ban, forbid, disallow, interdict, outlaw, taboo, debar, proscribe:
Fishing without a permit is prohibited.
2 prevent, stop, preclude, rule out, obstruct, block, impede, hinder, hamper, inhibit, frustrate, foil, thwart, restrain, check:
A turnstile prohibits entry through the exit doors.
Smoking in the cinema is strictly prohibited.
| expressly, specifically | effectively
The very restrict regulations effectively prohibit the entry of soil or plants grown in soil into the country.
The president is constitutionally prohibited from serving more than two terms in office.
The Act specifically prohibits any council from spending money for political purposes.
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