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Synonyms for preventive
prɪˈvɛn tɪv; -tə tɪvpre·ven·tive

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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"

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

    bailable, unhealthful, permissive

  2. 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

    permissive, unhealthful, bailable

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

    an agent or device intended to prevent conception

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

    permissive, unhealthful, bailable

  4. preventive, preventative, prophylacticadjective

    preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

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

    cautionary, antifertility, contraceptive, prophylactic, preventative

    bailable, permissive, unhealthful

  5. preventive, preventativeadjective

    tending to prevent or hinder

    prophylactic, preventative

    unhealthful, bailable, permissive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preventiveadjective


  2. preventivenoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preventiveadjective

    deterrent, prophylactic, obviating

  2. preventivenoun


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  1. Deborah Espinal:

    We see many patients in transition that have a need for preventive services that cross genders, and we work to ensure that KP is both socially and medically sensitive to our transgender members before, during and after their transition.

  2. William Schaffner:

    With more education, John Brownstein generally have more acceptance of science, and I think John Brownstein're more likely to participate in these sorts of public health and other preventive measures as recommended by the medical community.

  3. Ricardo Garcia:

    This is only something given to sick fish so they don't die. It's not something preventive.

  4. Kelli Arena:

    It's action that puts prevention in preventive care. It is a disservice to do these screenings without treatments in place. in my opinion, it won't.

  5. Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura:

    As long as the proper preventive measures are in place, it could be possible to ease some of the current restrictions on economic activities.

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