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Synonyms for preventative
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  1. preventive, preventative, prophylacticnoun

    remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

    "the doctor recommended several preventatives"

    Synonyms:
    condom, contraceptive device, interference, preventive, safe, hitch, safety, birth control device, rubber, prophylactic device, contraceptive, incumbrance, encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, prophylactic

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful

  2. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferencenoun

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful

  3. contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceadjective

    an agent or device intended to prevent conception

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic, hitch, prophylactic device, contraceptive, birth control device, interference, hinderance, preventive, hindrance, incumbrance, encumbrance, contraceptive device

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful

  4. preventive, preventativeadjective

    tending to prevent or hinder

    Synonyms:
    preventive, prophylactic

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful

  5. preventive, preventative, prophylacticadjective

    preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

    "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"

    Synonyms:
    preventive, cautionary, antifertility, contraceptive, prophylactic

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful

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How to use preventative in a sentence?

  1. Purvi Parikh:

    Most deaths from asthma come from uncontrolled asthma. Make sure your asthma is always well controlled by having your child on the correct preventative medications. Seeing an asthma specialist such as pulmonologist or allergist can also help, signs of uncontrolled asthma can sneak up on you, so be sure to know the symptoms of it : waking up at night, using your quick relief inhaler more than twice a week, needing oral or injected steroids one to two times per year, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath -- all of these are signs your asthma is not controlled.

  2. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov:

    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.

  3. Daniel Grossman:

    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.

  4. Amy Jeffs:

    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.

  5. Adam Campbell:

    I realize they’re different, but I tried it anyway given that it appears to be safe and that other preventative measures haven’t worked for me, i seem far more prone to cankers sores when I’m really stressed or sick, so I’m extra vigilant about lysine supplementation at those times. And for me, it appears to be effective.

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