Definition of prevention
: the act of preventing or hindering
Examples of prevention in a sentence
Exercise and diet play a role in the prevention of heart disease.
<good crowd control is crucial to the prevention of riots>
First Known Use of prevention
PREVENTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prevention for English Language Learners
: the act or practice of stopping something bad from happening : the act of preventing something
PREVENTION Defined for Kids
Definition of prevention for Students
: the act or practice of keeping something from happening <the prevention of fires>
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