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prevention

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noun pre·ven·tion \pri-ˈven(t)-shən\

Simple Definition of prevention

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prevention

  1. :  the act of preventing or hindering

Examples of prevention in a sentence

  1. Exercise and diet play a role in the prevention of heart disease.

  2. <good crowd control is crucial to the prevention of riots>



1582

First Known Use of prevention

1582

Rhymes with prevention



PREVENTION Defined for Kids

prevention

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noun pre·ven·tion \pri-ˈven-shən\

Definition of prevention for Students

  1. :  the act or practice of keeping something from happening <the prevention of fires>





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