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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If people are concerned about tooth decay the best thing to do is be preventive.
A similar number have been threatened or warned. It's preventive police repression.
This is only something given to sick fish so they don't die. It's not something preventive.
I am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.
The final product consumers eat has no antibiotics, this is only something given to sick fish so they don't die. It's not something preventive.
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