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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. Brian Vecci:

    What’s clear to me -- and this is true of pretty much every big data breach -- the preventive controls were broken, or the detective controls were broken, meaning, either too many people had access to the information, or the people that had access weren’t being recorded and analyzed. Or both.

  2. Margaret Chan:

    There has been massive mobilization on the part of the affected countries and all partners to accelerate the development and availability of proven interventions, if a vaccine is found effective, it will be the first preventive tool against Ebola in history.

  3. Nivedita Gupta:

    Our preventive measures have been very effective. We are in a much better position vis-a-vis other countries.

  4. Blima Marcus:

    They dont turn to rabbis for daily decisions like preventive care, they [ anti-vaxxers ] are using all of the emotional fear factors. There is nothing more fearful to a woman than that youre going to injure your child.

  5. President Moon Jae-in:

    Citizens suffered from the coronavirus and they all deserve to be rewarded for their pain and participation in preventive efforts, there is a need for the government to reserve as much financial power to brace for an economic shock with no end in sight and promptly respond to labour market insecurity and any potential corporate liquidity crisis.


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