prevention[prē ven′s̸hən, pri-]
- Prevention is the act of stopping something or ensuring something does not happen.
Stopping teenagers from using drugs is an example of drug prevention.
- the act of preventing
- Now Rare a means of preventing; preventive
The act of preventing something: the prevention of illness.
(countable and uncountable, plural preventions)
- The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.