preventive, preventative, prophylactic(noun)
remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
"the doctor recommended several preventatives"
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hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
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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?
We're seeing a tremendous impact on preventative care, as well as on chronic conditions with massive implications for the healthcare system.
The lack of preventative options at the individual level adds complexity to tackling this major public health challenge.
Japan needs to consider preventative measures and take proactive action to investigate problems, if Japan is serious about improving the management and quality of Japanese firms, the related agencies have to be more committed to prevent accidents even before there's been a fatality. That should be their role.
The NRA's not about taking somebody's rights away, the NRA is not about inventorying anyone's firearms. The NRA is about preventative measures to help end gun violence.
The new study and other recent work suggests that this preventative effect of time outdoors is beneficial even at very young ages, e.g. 3 - 6 years-old, too much close work, such as reading and using hand-held devices, may also be a risk - although the jury is still out on this question.
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