Definitions for preventiveprɪˈvɛn tɪv; -tə tɪv
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preventive, preventative, prophylactic(noun)
remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
"the doctor recommended several preventatives"
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device(adj)
an agent or device intended to prevent conception
preventive, preventative, prophylactic(adj)
preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
"preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
tending to prevent or hinder
A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
A thing that slows the development of an illness.
A contraceptive, especially a condom.
Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
Carried out to deter military aggression.
Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
going before; preceding
tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease
that which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic
Origin: [Cf. F. prventif.]
The numerical value of preventive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of preventive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.
This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn't happen in the end.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
I am going to vote because it is my right. I do not want certain people (in power) who are not in the interest of the Liberian people, i am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.
There has been massive mobilisation on the part of the affected countries and all partners to accelerate the development and availability of proven interventions, if a vaccine is found effective, it will be the first preventive tool against Ebola in history.
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