Associations to the word «Preventive»
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.
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.
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