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Synonyms for preventive
prɪˈvɛn tɪv; -tə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preventive, preventative, prophylactic(noun)

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

    "the doctor recommended several preventatives"

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

    Antonyms:
    bailable, unhealthful, permissive

  2. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)

    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, incumbrance, noise, preventative, snag, burden, check

    Antonyms:
    permissive, unhealthful, bailable

  3. contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device(adj)

    an agent or device intended to prevent conception

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

    Antonyms:
    permissive, unhealthful, bailable

  4. preventive, preventative, prophylactic(adj)

    preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

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

    Synonyms:
    cautionary, antifertility, contraceptive, prophylactic, preventative

    Antonyms:
    bailable, permissive, unhealthful

  5. preventive, preventative(adj)

    tending to prevent or hinder

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic, preventative

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful, bailable, permissive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preventive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic

  2. preventive(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preventive(a)

    Synonyms:
    deterrent, prophylactic, obviating

  2. preventive(n)

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic

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How to use preventive in a sentence?

  1. Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova:

    We are extremely cautious, our specialists have come up with excellent methodological protocols for immediate diagnosis of Zika, and also preventive measures.

  2. Ezekiel Togba:

    I am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    We should allow people to return to their jobs and families while they wait for trial, reserving preventive detention only for those cases that pose a true flight or safety risk.

  4. Remy Heitz:

    Preventive detention is totally hysterical.

  5. Landon King:

    In fact, we have determined that there is actually no risk, meaning zero risk, to anybody involved, so there is no preventive measure or testing that's required for anyone in the buildings or on the campus as a result of this event.


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