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?
Those who will be possibly impacted by this are often the sole providers of health care for these patients. They provide Pap smears and breast cancer screening and many other preventative services, and it is not so easy to find other providers to take up the slack if these providers don't receive the funding.
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.
We are currently conducting additional company and customer inspections of the jets and have implemented preventative action plans, we have also incorporated additional training, more rigorous clean-as-you-go practices and FOD awareness days across the company to stress the importance and urgency of this issue.
Between May 11 and May 25 we will extend the obligatory preventative isolation but recover space for productive life.
Men don't access health care with the same seriousness as women do, women regularly visit their ob/gyn from early on in their reproductive life cycle... but men are often neither proactive or preventative in their approach to medical care.
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