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A measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
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“A large store of money should be held in the public treasury as a preventative against war.”
A medicine or other treatment designed to prevent disease or ill health
“Fluoride came to be used and accepted as a preventative for tooth decay.”
A person or thing that protects someone or something
A mechanism or means by which conception as a result of sexual intercourse can be prevented or made less likely
Made or done so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation
“But somehow, preventative medicine gets spun into an infringement on our God-given right to get drunk wherever and whenever we like.”
Intended to prevent disease
Preventative maintenance should include cleaning, as well as replacing worn parts.”
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