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anchor any similar device used to prevent motion. [1/7 definitions]
antibiotic any of various substances derived from fungi or other organisms and used to destroy or prevent the growth of bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. [1/2 definitions]
antimalarial a drug used to prevent or fight malaria. [1/2 definitions]
aseptic acting to prevent infection. [1/3 definitions]
avert to prevent or forestall. [1/2 definitions]
azathioprine an immunosuppressive that is administered in transplant surgery to prevent rejection of the new organ.
backfire a fire started to prevent a larger fire from spreading. [1/4 definitions]
balance of power a sufficient distribution of military or economic power among governments to prevent any one from excessively dominating others. [1/2 definitions]
ball and chain a heavy ball attached by a chain to a prisoner's ankle to prevent escape.
bench to remove from or prevent from playing in a sports contest. [1/6 definitions]
blanch of plants, to prevent from becoming green by cutting off light. [1/5 definitions]
blank in sports, to prevent (an opposing team) from scoring. [1/12 definitions]
blinder (pl.) a set of flaps on a horse's bridle near the eyes, that prevent vision to the side. [1/2 definitions]
blindfold to prevent clear perception or thinking. [2/4 definitions]
blockade any obstruction designed to prevent passage. [1/3 definitions]
bouncer (informal) a person employed, esp. in a bar, to eject or prevent entry of unauthorized or disorderly patrons. [1/2 definitions]
buoy a float used to prevent someone from drowning. [1/5 definitions]
calk2 a part projecting from the bottom of a horseshoe to prevent slipping on smooth surfaces. [1/4 definitions]
cancel to mark or otherwise alter (a check, stamp, or the like) so as to prevent reuse. [1/5 definitions]
caveat a qualification or explanation given to prevent misunderstanding of what is being said. [1/3 definitions]
chain gang a group of convicts chained together to prevent their escape from an outdoor work site.