Synonyms and Antonyms of preventative
concerned with or serving to keep something from happening <the department in charge of taking preventative measures against international terrorism> Synonyms precautionary, preventive, prophylacticRelated Words deterrent, deterring; negating, neutralizing, nullifying; baffling, balking, foiling, frustrating, thwarting; blocking, hampering, hindering, impeding, retardant, stallingNear Antonyms abetting, aiding, assisting; easing, facilitating, smoothing; encouraging, forwarding, fostering, furthering, nurturing, promoting
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