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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
another form of preventive
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.
However, all the drugs affect the L3 and L4 forms, which is why it's important to administer a preventative drug at least every 45 days during heartworm "season.
A basic way to do this is to look at plans which include preventative health management strategies, she says.
The theory behind such contracts is that many major building exterior and roofing rehabilitations can be avoided by simple preventative maintenance plan.
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The peak body for Australias GPs The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has welcomed the lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze as the first step towards a commitment to reinvesting in preventative health.
One of the management innovations the Macklowe Organization has developed is their system of handling preventative maintenance, which Swig cites as a building's largest expense.
Our industry changes so quickly that preventative maintenance is a crucial component of each campaign, and staying informed about the nuances of various ISPs and how they handle email is key.
Lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze first step towards reinvesting in preventative health
Lytle said, "It's a tremendously exciting time in healthcare, where we're seeing an increasing union of preventative, alternative and complementary care with traditional medicine as well as an increase in awareness among consumers about the importance of personal responsibility in taking care of themselves and preventing chronic disease.
SCOPE OF WORK: The Contractor shall provide all necessary labor, supervision, equipment, tools, materials, supplies and incidentals as necessary to perform bi-annual preventative maintenance inspections ( including automatic & manual transfer switches) and full load bank testing to diesel powered generator sets and to perform any necessary on call or emergency repairs to keep them in good working order.