- Prevention is the act of stopping something or ensuring something does not happen.
Stopping teenagers from using drugs is an example of drug prevention.
prevention definition by Webster's New World
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- the act of preventing
- Now Rare a means of preventing; preventive
prevention definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of preventing or impeding.
- A hindrance; an obstacle.