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, preventive, safe, hitch, safety, birth control device, rubber, prophylactic device, 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, preventive, incumbrance, noise, snag, burden, check
contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device(adj)
an agent or device intended to prevent conception
tending to prevent or hinder
preventive, preventative, prophylactic(adj)
preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
"preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
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How to use preventative in a sentence?
This was not a show, this was not theater, we decided it was necessary to do it this way, during the Cabinet meeting, as inoculation, as a preventative measure against corrupt officials, of whom we unfortunately have many.
Our country is at risk because for years, for decades, we have neglected our land and we have not done preventative work, if I don't paint the walls of my house for three or four years, it's fine for the first few years, but in the third or fourth they go to ruin. This is to some extent the snapshot of our country.
I'm concerned without these preventative health services for women, it could increase unintended pregnancy and possibly increase the number of abortions women may need If they won't be able to access contraceptive methods that they want to use.
The thinking of the Huangpu District government and related department heads was paralyzed, with a serious lack of understanding of guarding against public security risks, preventative and response preparation was sorely lacking, early warnings on the night were weak, and the response measures were not suitable.
Various elements among the representatives of Islamic State are already slipping into Afghanistan from Iraq and Syria. All this requires the adoption of appropriate preventative measures, the creeping expansion of militant extremism and religious radicalism, not only on the territory of the governments of Central Asia but also abroad, is most seriously concerning.
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