prevention is better than cure

conventional saying
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prevention is better than cure

British
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

prevention play
  1. : the act of preventing or hindering

better play
  1. : comparative of good

  2. : greater than half

  3. : improved in health or mental attitude

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

  2. : to make more tolerable or acceptable

  3. : to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative of well

  2. : in a more excellent manner

  3. : to greater advantage : preferably

  1. : something better (see 1better)

  2. : a superior especially in merit or rank

  3. : advantage, victory

  1. : had better (see 3better 1b)

cure play
  1. : spiritual charge : care

  2. : pastoral charge of a parish

  3. : recovery or relief from a disease

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

  2. : to bring about recovery from

  3. : to deal with in a way that eliminates or rectifies

  1. : a parish priest


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