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?
All the trending items were about this pneumonia outbreak, so I thought we should buy a mask and take some kind of a preventative measure, i think during this (holiday), we're not going to go out too much, and probably won't go to places with a lot of people, like the movie theater.
These data will encourage future interrogation of menstrual symptoms and pathologies as an indicator of long-term health outcomes and may provide an early opportunity to implement preventative strategies to improve women's health across the lifespan.
This frees schools, particularly those in low-income communities, to offer more primary care and preventative service through their health centers, schools will have to look at their budget and see if they will get reimbursed for services. It’s not like this is a costless thing for districts, because Medicaid reimbursement rates are not particularly high. We shouldn’t expect all states and schools to react similarly.
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.
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