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Concerned with or serving to keep something from happening
“… if you start taking this preventive medicine now, you may not get sick after all.”
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.”
A measure taken to preclude loss or injury
“Racial solidarity acts as a preventive of social upheaval.”
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.”
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