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preventive

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

concerned with or serving to keep something from happening
  • if you start taking this preventive medicine now, you may not get sick after all

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preventive

noun

Synonyms of preventive (Entry 2 of 2)

a measure taken to preclude loss or injury
  • if people took the simple preventive of frequently washing their hands, the spread of germs could be greatly reduced

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The first known use of preventive was circa 1626

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“Preventive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preventive. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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