As a preventive measure, the patient scheduled a doctor's visit to get the flu vaccine.
- The definition of preventive is something done to try to prevent an illness or undesirable outcome.
Going to visit the doctor when you are healthy to get a checkup is an example of preventive care.
- Preventive is defined as a medicine or treatment designed to prevent disease or something from happening.
A vaccine to prevent you from getting the flu is an example of a preventive.
- Intended or used to prevent or hinder; acting as an obstacle: preventive measures.
- Carried out to deter expected aggression by hostile forces.
- Preventing or slowing the course of an illness or disease; prophylactic: preventive medicine; preventive health care.
- Something that prevents; an obstacle.
- Something that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.
(comparative more preventive, superlative most preventive)
- Many speakers prefer to use preventive in adjective senses and preventative in noun senses.
- But the efficiency of this preventive stops short at the point of saving human life.
- It is often made by the settlers and fishermen of the St Lawrence region, being esteemed as a preventive of scurvy.
- At the first hint of below freezing weather, Howie was on the job, covering everything and reading up on all preventive measures known to man.
- Chemicals sulphate of copper, employed chiefly as a preventive 01 certain maladies of the vine; carbonate of lead, hyper.
- The laws concerning the Jews had a repressive and preventive object: the repression of Judaism and the prevention of inroads of Jewish influences into the state religion.