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prevention

noun pre·ven·tion \pri-ˈven(t)-shən\

: the act or practice of stopping something bad from happening : the act of preventing something

Full Definition of PREVENTION

:  the act of preventing or hindering

Examples of PREVENTION

  1. Exercise and diet play a role in the prevention of heart disease.
  2. <good crowd control is crucial to the prevention of riots>

First Known Use of PREVENTION

1582

Rhymes with PREVENTION

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