Antonyms for preventive
prɪˈvɛn tɪv; -tə tɪv
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term preventive.
preventive, preventative, prophylactic(noun)
remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
"the doctor recommended several preventatives"
condom, contraceptive device, interference, safe, hitch, safety, birth control device, rubber, prophylactic device, preventative, contraceptive, incumbrance, encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, prophylactic
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
hitch, birth control device, enlistment, stoppage, hindrance, prophylactic device, halt, interference, handicap, arrest, impediment, duty tour, disturbance, load, rub, tour of duty, baulk, term of enlistment, hobble, tour, hinderance, intervention, stop, prophylactic, onus, limp, stay, hang-up, deterrent, encumbrance, contraceptive device, balk, contraceptive, incumbrance, noise, preventative, snag, burden, check
contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device(adj)
an agent or device intended to prevent conception
preventive, preventative, prophylactic(adj)
preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
"preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
tending to prevent or hinder
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
How to use preventive in a sentence?
There has been massive mobilization on the part of the affected countries and all partners to accelerate the development and availability of proven interventions, if a vaccine is found effective, it will be the first preventive tool against Ebola in history.
We are extremely cautious, our specialists have come up with excellent methodological protocols for immediate diagnosis of Zika, and also preventive measures.
Xylitol is known in the laboratory to kill the main bacteria that cause tooth decay, which is why it was singled out as having possible preventive effects on tooth decay.
Cultural practices are still being done in Grand Cape Mount -- for example, burial preparation and bathing of dead bodies before burial, we have observed ... complacency and a high level of disregard of preventive measures that are laid down by the Ministry of Health.
What’s clear to me -- and this is true of pretty much every big data breach -- the preventive controls were broken, or the detective controls were broken, meaning, either too many people had access to the information, or the people that had access weren’t being recorded and analyzed. Or both.
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