What is the noun for prevention?

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  1. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
  2. (medicine) Any measure intended to limit health-related risks (such as information campaigns, vaccination, early diagnosis etc.).
  3. (obsolete) The act of going, or state of being, before.
  4. (obsolete) Anticipation; especially, anticipation of needs, wishes, hazards and risks; hence, precaution; forethought.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “A general model of the roots of violence gives useful insights and identifies possible avenues for research and prevention.”
      “Safety, when construed as the prevention of evil, is achieved by imposing prior restraints on people's conduct.”
      “Why do we as a society spend so much on the end-stage treatment of disease and so very little on prevention, especially in children?”
  1. One who, or that which, prevents.
  2. (nautical) An arrangement, made with ropes and blocks, that prevents the boom of a sailing boat from performing a jibe.
  3. (nautical) Any of various lines set up to reinforce or relieve ordinary running or standing rigging.
  4. Examples:
    1. “More than six weeks after BP's ruptured well was capped, crews today began removing the blowout preventer.”
      “The safety of oil drilling depends on the reliability of a blowout preventer.”
      “We also have an option now available to us to actually put a valve or new blowout preventer on top of the existing one.”
  1. (dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
  2. (nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.
  3. A contraceptive, especially a condom.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “Racial solidarity acts as a preventive of social upheaval.”
      “Hop Sing had told him how effective they could be as a preventive against disease.”
  1. (uncountable) The condition of being preventable
  2. (countable) The extent to which something is preventable
  3. Examples:
    1. “Too many women are unaware of their risk factors and the prevalence and preventability of heart disease.”
      “It is too soon to speculate as to the cause or preventability of the recent deaths.”
      “I think it's far too soon to draw conclusions about direct culpability, but there was definitely an element of preventability here.”
  1. The quality of being preventable.
  1. The quality of being preventive.
  1. plural of preventability
  1. plural of preventative
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Or should you bother, if some of the preventatives have potentially alarming side-effects?”
      “And, as we might imagine, Florida state government officials are regularly offered new supposed cures and preventatives.”
      “Veterinarians from across the country report that dog owners have trouble remembering to give monthly heartworm preventatives as prescribed.”
  1. plural of preventive
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  3. Examples:
    1. “In addition, these are all measures at the end of the line that need to be complemented by many more preventives.”
      “But don't expect that to stop drug companies from hyping their cholesterol lowering products as preventives for breast cancer.”
      “And, he says, the most powerful preventives are on the shelves of your natural foods store.”
  1. plural of preventer
  2. Examples:
    1. “These work in the same way as inhaled preventers, by reducing inflammation.”
      “Unlike relievers, preventers aren't meant to have an immediate effect and should be used as prescribed, whether or not there are symptoms.”
      “Reduced pressure backflow preventers are more expensive, used mostly in commercial irrigation installations.”
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