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Adjective
Made or done so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation
“Drivers rediscovered their horns, using them in short toots as a preventive measure to warn the occasional careless pedestrian.”
Adjective
Designed to keep something undesirable such as illness or harm from occurring
“Lord Justice May said the police were entitled to take preventive measures to avoid breaches of the peace.”
Adjective
Healing
Adjective
Able or intended to deter
Adjective
Giving warning
Adjective
Designed to correct or counteract something harmful or undesirable
Noun
A measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
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“Racial solidarity acts as a preventive of social upheaval.”
Noun
A medicine or other treatment designed to prevent disease or ill health
“Hop Sing had told him how effective they could be as a preventive against disease.”
Noun
An antibody that is capable of neutralising specific toxins that are causative agents of disease
Noun
Something that blocks one's way or hinders progress
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