Preventive Definition

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adjective
Intended or used to prevent or hinder; acting as an obstacle.
Preventive measures.
American Heritage Medicine
Carried out to deter expected aggression by hostile forces.
American Heritage
Preventing or serving to prevent; esp., preventing disease.
Webster's New World
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.
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noun
Anything that prevents; esp., anything that prevents disease; prophylactic.
Webster's New World
Something that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.
American Heritage Medicine

A contraceptive, especially a condom.

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Other Word Forms of Preventive

Noun

Singular:
preventive
Plural:
preventives

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