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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.

preventive

(prɪˈvɛntɪv)
adj
1. tending or intended to prevent or hinder
2. (Medicine) med
a. tending to prevent disease; prophylactic
b. of or relating to the branch of medicine concerned with prolonging life and preventing disease
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) of, relating to, or belonging to the customs and excise service or the coastguard
n
4. something that serves to prevent or hinder
5. (Medicine) med any drug or agent that tends to prevent or protect against disease
6. (Medicine) another name for contraceptive
Also (except for sense 3): preventative
preˈventively adv
preˈventiveness n

pre•ven•tive

(prɪˈvɛn tɪv)

also pre•vent•a•tive

(-tə tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to prevent or hinder: preventive measures.
2. concerned with prevention, as of disease: preventive medicine.
n.
3. a drug or other substance for preventing disease.
4. a preventive agent or measure.
[1630–40]
pre•ven′tive•ly, adv.
pre•ven′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preventive - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or diseasepreventive - 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.preventive - 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.preventive - an agent or device intended to prevent conceptionpreventive - 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.preventive - 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"
2.preventive - 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"
permissive - not preventive

preventive

preventative
adjective
1. precautionary, protective, hampering, hindering, deterrent, impeding, pre-emptive, obstructive, inhibitory They accused the police of failing to take adequate preventive measures.
noun
1. hindrance to, obstacle to, block on, impediment to, obstruction of Racial solidarity acts as a preventive of social upheaval.
2. protection, shield, remedy, prevention, protective, safeguard, deterrent, neutralizer, prophylactic Cabbage is a preventive against stomach ulcers.

preventive

adjective
1. Intended to prevent:
2. Defending against disease:
Translations
واقٍ، وِقائي، مانِع
preventivní
forebyggende
forvarnar-
koruyucuönleyici

preventive

[prɪˈventɪv]
A. ADJpreventivo
B. N
1. (Med) (= drug) medicamento que previene una enfermedad
2. (= measure) fasting is sometimes recommended as a preventive against cancera veces se recomienda el ayuno como medida preventiva contra el cáncer
C. CPD preventive dentistry Nodontología f preventiva
preventive detention Narresto m preventivo
preventive measure Nmedida f preventiva
preventive medicine Nmedicina f preventiva

preventive

[prɪˈvɛntɪv] adj [medicine, measures] → préventif/ive

preventive

adj action, measurevorbeugend, präventiv; to be preventivezur Vorbeugung dienen; preventive detention (Brit Jur) → Vorbeugehaft f; (of habitual criminal)Sicherungsverwahrung f; preventive warPräventivkrieg m
n (= preventive measure)Präventivmaßnahme f; (Med) → vorbeugendes Mittel, Präventiv nt; as a preventiveals Vorbeugung

preventive

[prɪˈvɛntɪv] adjpreventivo/a

prevent

(priˈvent) verb
to stop (someone doing something or something happening). He prevented me from going.
preˈvention (-ʃən) noun
the act of preventing. a society for the prevention of road accidents.
preˈventive (-tiv) adjective
that helps to prevent illness etc. preventive medicine.

pre·ven·tive

a. preventivo-a;
___ health servicesservicios de salud ___.

preventive

adj preventivo
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