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What is another word for preventive?

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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 prevent or protect against illness or disease
“The drug is used as a preventive treatment for episodic and chronic migraine.”
Adjective
Used or intended to avert or thwart danger or disaster
Adjective
Able or intended to deter
Adjective
Pertaining to healing, or having healing properties
Adjective
Giving warning
Adjective
Designed to correct or counteract something harmful or undesirable
Adjective
Acting to preserve or conserve something
Noun
A measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
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“Administrators considered the measure a preventive against social unrest.”
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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Noun
A medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison
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