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pre·ven·tive

preventive

 
 
pronunciation:
prih ven tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made to get in the way of or to block something.
Locking the doors of one's car is a preventive action against thieves.
definition 2: protecting against disease or illness.
Eating healthy foods is part of preventive medicine.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a medicine that keeps disease or sickness away.
A flu shot is given as a preventive.
 
derivations: preventively (adv.), preventiveness (n.)
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