prevention is better than cure

Definition of prevention is better than cure

British

  1. —used to say that it is better and easier to stop a problem, illness, etc., from happening than to stop or correct it after it has started

Word by Word Definitions

preventionplay
  1. :  the act of preventing or hindering

betterplay
  1. : comparative ofgood

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

  1. :  to make better (see 1better): such as

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative ofwell

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better (see 1better)

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better (see 3better 1b)

cureplay
  1. :  spiritual charge :  care

    :  pastoral charge of a parish

    :  recovery or relief from a disease

  1. :  to restore to health, soundness, or normality

    :  to bring about recovery from

    :  to deal with in a way that eliminates or rectifies


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