Synonyms for preventive
prɪˈvɛn tɪv; -tə tɪvpre·ven·tive
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preventive, preventative, prophylacticnoun
remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
"the doctor recommended several preventatives"
condom, contraceptive device, interference, safe, hitch, safety, birth control device, rubber, prophylactic device, preventative, contraceptive, incumbrance, encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, prophylactic
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferencenoun
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, incumbrance, noise, preventative, snag, burden, check
contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceadjective
an agent or device intended to prevent conception
preventive, preventative, prophylacticadjective
preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
"preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
tending to prevent or hinder
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This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn't happen in the end.
Cultural practices are still being done in Grand Cape Mount -- for example, burial preparation and bathing of dead bodies before burial, we have observed ... complacency and a high level of disregard of preventive measures that are laid down by the Ministry of Health.
I am going to vote because it is my right. I do not want certain people (in power) who are not in the interest of the Liberian people, i am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.
Clinicians and others who use the National Guideline Clearinghouse can find guidelines in other places, such as with organizations that develop guidelines, medical specialty societies, health networks and others, for example, the US Preventive Services Task Force provides recommendations on clinical preventive services, such as screenings, in preventive care.
I am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.
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