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preventive

pre·ven·tive

preventive

 
 
pronunciation:
prih ven tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: designed to serve as a hindrance or method of prevention.
The city took preventive measures to minimize the damage that might occur from flooding.
definition 2: protecting against disease or illness.
Doctors have become more concerned with preventive medicine in recent years.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing that prevents.
definition 2: a medicine or agent that prevents disease or illness.
 
derivations: preventively (adv.), preventiveness (n.)
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