Prevention meaning

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Prevention is the act of stopping something or ensuring something does not happen.

Stopping teenagers from using drugs is an example of drug prevention.

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The act of preventing something.

The prevention of illness.

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Means of preventing.
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The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.

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The act of preventing.
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Origin of prevention

  • prevent +"Ž -tion or equivalent. Compare French prévention.
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