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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

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