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pre·ven·tive

 (prĭ-vĕn′tĭv) also pre·ven·ta·tive (-tə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Intended or used to prevent or hinder; acting as an obstacle: preventive measures.
2. Carried out to deter expected aggression by hostile forces.
3. Preventing or slowing the course of an illness or disease; prophylactic: preventive medicine; preventive health care.
n.
1. Something that prevents; an obstacle.
2. Something that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.

pre·ven′tive·ly adv.
pre·ven′tive·ness n.

preventative

(prɪˈvɛntətɪv)
adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preventative - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or diseasepreventative - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
2.preventative - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
clog - any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
speed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
3.preventative - an agent or device intended to prevent conceptionpreventative - an agent or device intended to prevent conception
cervical cap - a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa
coil - a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
condom, prophylactic, safe, rubber, safety - contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
contraceptive diaphragm, pessary, diaphragm - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
intrauterine device, IUD - contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
morning-after pill - a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest
anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, pill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
spermatocide, spermicide - a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
Adj.1.preventative - tending to prevent or hinder
protective - intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"
2.preventative - preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

preventative

adjective
1. Intended to prevent:
2. Defending against disease:
Translations

preventative

[prɪˈvɛntətɪv] adjpréventif/ive
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Few persons will be so visionary as seriously to contend that military forces ought not to be raised to quell a rebellion or resist an invasion; and if the defense of the community under such circumstances should make it necessary to have an army so numerous as to hazard its liberty, this is one of those calamaties for which there is neither preventative nor cure.
The preventative did not work well in the cases of our tallest pilgrims, however.
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Until recently, in American law, preventative detention of those who are rational and in control of their behavior has been assumed to be wrong implicitly and often explicitly.
Following this trend, a lot of emphasis was recently put on providing adequate preventative care, which provides immense opportunities for both healthcare and non-healthcare organizations.
MORE than three-quarters of councillors whose local authority has made cuts to preventative and low-level social care admit they are worried about the impact on the elderly and vulnerable, a leading charity has warned.
Summary: The Emirates Identity Authority announced that it will open a new registration centre near the Preventative Medicine Centre close to Al Baraha Hospital on Feb 26.
In recent years, women with cancer in one breast (unilateral breast cancer) have increasingly sought preventative mastectomy of their cancer-free breast, although most women with unilateral breast cancer do not develop cancer in the other breast.
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that middle-aged men who strongly idealize masculinity are almost 50 percent less likely than others to seek preventative healthcare services.
The new regulations partially lift this ban by allowing preventative claims for natural health products and many over-the-counter drugs.