Definitions for preventative

Definitions for (noun) preventative

Main entry: contraceptive, contraceptive device, birth control device, prophylactic device, preventative, preventive

Definition: an agent or device intended to prevent conception

Main entry: hinderance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, encumbrance, preventative, preventive

Definition: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Main entry: preventative, preventive, prophylactic

Definition: remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

Usage: the doctor recommended several preventatives

Definitions for (adj) preventative

Main entry: prophylactic, preventative, preventive

Definition: preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

Usage: preventive medicine; vaccines are prophylactic; a prophylactic drug

Main entry: preventative, preventive

Definition: tending to prevent or hinder

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