Preventative - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prəˈven(t)ədɪv|  American pronunciation of the word preventative
Brit.  |prɪˈventətɪv|  British pronunciation of the word preventative


- remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease (syn: preventive, prophylactic)
the doctor recommended several preventatives
- any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome (syn: encumbrance, hindrance, hitch, interference, preventive)
- an agent or device intended to prevent conception (syn: contraceptive, preventive)


- preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease (syn: preventive, prophylactic)
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