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 (prĭ-vĕn′tĭv) also pre·ven·ta·tive (-tə-tĭv)
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.
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.
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Also, the Interior Ministry is going to continue to cooperate closely with all the other ministries so we can act preventively in regard to all potential risks," Minister Spasovski said.
In Egypt, the law says that any accused is "innocent until proven guilty", not preventively detained.
Sections, 29, 38-1, and the notorious 40 FCR are particularly an anathema to the tribesmen and human right activists, Under section 40 of the FCR, the PA [political agent] can preventively imprison tribesmen for up to three years for the purpose of preventing murder, or culpable homicide.
The situation in the neighbouring states of Macedonia, Greece and Serbia is quite complicated and we have to react preventively," defence ministry's chief of staff Valeria Kardashevska told Reuters.
As has intensified both nationally and internationally, the threat scenarios for a breach of confidentiality, manipulation and not sanctioned dissemination of electronic information, the councilors RM should be protected by the present procurement and the consequent use of a cloud-based collaboration platform preventively before the listed threats.
These dangers can be reduced and managed preventively with Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR) fire-resistant fluid solutions:
expressed said they would be willing to spend up to $100 to preventively backup
The president was fully aware that Purisima was preventively suspended by the Ombudsman on 4 December, 2014; that PNP deputy Director-General Leonardo Espina was designated officer-in-charge of the PNP," the report said.
8220;The best, if not only, way to deal with these digital attacks is to go at them preventively,” says Thow.
Nonetheless they noted that given that aspirin was preventively prescribed to millions of individuals and the COMT genetic variant was extremely common, this study underscores the potential importance of individualizing therapies based on genetic profiles.
Flarvard neurologist Lee Schwamm said the low incidence of clotting makes it impractical to preventively treat the huge population of postpartum women.