Definition of Preventative

1. Noun. Remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease. "The doctor recommended several preventatives"

Exact synonyms: Preventive, Prophylactic
Generic synonyms: Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic
Derivative terms: Preventive, Prophylactic



2. Adjective. Tending to prevent or hinder.

3. Noun. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

4. Adjective. Preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease. "A prophylactic drug"
Exact synonyms: Preventive, Prophylactic
Similar to: Healthful
Derivative terms: Preventive, Prophylactic, Prophylaxis

5. Noun. An agent or device intended to prevent conception.

Definition of Preventative

1. n. That which prevents; -- incorrectly used instead of preventive.

Definition of Preventative

1. Adjective. (alternative form of preventive) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of preventive) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preventative

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preventative

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Literary usage of Preventative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1793 (OED) The initiative for any preventative measures — Henry A. Wallace, ... But the moderns do not claim that preventative is nonexistent anymore: ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1894)
"In such cases a preventative trepanation is best done. He observed a similar case at Versailles during the Franco-Prussian war, when, from nothing being ..."

3. Modern Dentistry for the Laity and Industrial Dentistry for the Corporation by Alfred Armstrong Crocker (1920)
"... VALUE OF preventative DENTISTRY TO INDUSTRIAL CORPORATIONS In my work of presenting the subject of preventative Dentistry to manufacturing corporations, ..."

4. A Treatise Concerning Political Enquiry and the Liberty of the Press by Tunis Wortman (1800)
"Horrors of Revolution — Lead to a prejudicial conclusion — Progress of Reason the most effectual preventative — Vindication of the Advocate . of Liberty. ..."

5. Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the American (1901)
"MURIATE of ammonia as a scale preventative; Action of, VII, 128. MURIATIC acid as a scale preventative, VII, 144, 145. MURPHY & C0.; Vote of thanks to, III, ..."

6. Proceedings of the Natural Gas Association of America by Natural Gas Association of America, Meeting (1921)
"I have experienced considerable trouble with some wells becoming salted- up, and the only preventative that I could find was by making use of crude oil. ..."

7. Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri, William West Smithers, Joseph Ignatius Kelly, John Lisle (1917)
"Punishment as a preventative and the Three Classes of Criminals. Garofalo, appropriating these ideas, concludes that while there is some temerity in a ..."

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