Preventive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prɪˈventɪv|  American pronunciation of the word preventive
Brit.  |prɪˈventɪv|  British pronunciation of the word preventive


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


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

Extra examples

...if people took the simple preventive of frequently washing their hands, the spread of germs could be greatly reduced...

Farmers are covering their crops as a preventive measure against frost.

We'll take whatever preventive action is necessary.

While travelling abroad, take preventive measures to avoid illness.

A health centre provides both curative and preventive and promotive care.

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