Associations to the word «Preventive»

Wiktionary

PREVENTIVE, adjective. Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
PREVENTIVE, adjective. Carried out to deter military aggression.
PREVENTIVE, adjective. Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
PREVENTIVE, adjective. (obsolete) Going before; preceding.
PREVENTIVE, noun. (dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
PREVENTIVE, noun. (nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.
PREVENTIVE, noun. A contraceptive, especially a condom.

Dictionary definition

PREVENTIVE, noun. Remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives".
PREVENTIVE, noun. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.
PREVENTIVE, noun. An agent or device intended to prevent conception.
PREVENTIVE, adjective. Preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug".
PREVENTIVE, adjective. Tending to prevent or hinder.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza