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antibiotic substance derived from fungi or other organisms and used to destroy or prevent the growth of bacteria or other disease-causing organisms.
avert to keep from happening; prevent. [1/2 definitions]
bench to remove from or prevent from playing in a sports contest. [1/4 definitions]
blindfold a bandage or cloth tied over the eyes to prevent seeing. [1/2 definitions]
buoy a float used to prevent someone from drowning. [1/3 definitions]
choke to stop or prevent the breathing of by squeezing or blocking the windpipe. [1/4 definitions]
defense in sports, action or ability to prevent the opposite team from scoring or getting an advantage. [1/5 definitions]
dike a dam or high wall built to prevent flooding. [1/2 definitions]
discourage to try to prevent or persuade not to do. [1/2 definitions]
disguise to change or hide the looks of in order to prevent recognition. [1/4 definitions]
fire department a part of a city or town government that works to prevent and put out fires, or the people who work for it.
fluorine a substance that is a chemical element. Fluorine combines easily with other elements to form compounds. Some of these compounds are used to prevent tooth decay. Fluorine is poisonous in its pure gas form. (symbol: F)
forbid to give orders that prevent or prohibit.
frustrate to prevent from happening or being done. [1/2 definitions]
gag1 to prevent from speaking or crying out by putting something across or inside the mouth. [2/3 definitions]
guard to watch over to prevent escape. [4/6 definitions]
hygiene the practice of keeping clean to stay healthy and prevent disease.
infected containing germs that cause disease or prevent healing. [1/2 definitions]
leech a kind of worm that lives in water or mud and sucks blood from animals. Leeches were once used in medicine to draw blood from people. Leaches are still sometimes used to prevent blood from clotting when reattaching fingers and toes that have been cut off.
mangrove a tropical tree that grows near oceans along shorelines or streams and has roots that grow above the ground. Mangroves grow very densely together and serve to prevent erosion of soil along the water. They also support wildlife and serve as barricades that help protect against damage from hurricanes and tsunamis.
obstruct to prevent or delay the passage or progress of. [1/3 definitions]