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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. Christopher Escobar:

    We don't feel it's safe enough for our staff or our customers to just open up for regular business, even with sort of preventive measures.

  2. Eran Bendavid:

    These are all evidence-based alternative preventive methods.

  3. The Academy:

    As a direct result of one of their studies, more than five million Indian children have benefited from effective programs of remedial tutoring in school, another example is the heavy subsidies for preventive healthcare that have been introduced in many countries.

  4. Kristie Overstreet:

    Every couple should take preventive measures to maintain health in their relationship, just like going to the gym, if couples don't work their relational and emotional' muscles,' they become un-toned, weak and create more of a chance of damage being done to their relationship.

  5. 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.


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