American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Variant of preventive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as preventive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which prevents; -- incorrectly used instead of
- adj. tending to prevent or hinder
- adj. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
- n. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
- n. an agent or device intended to prevent conception
- n. remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
“He lashed out at what he called a preventative war policy that has made the country less safe and has inflamed America's enemies abroad.”
“WIC is a short-term preventative public health nutrition program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, high-risk population.”
“Wouldn't that also possibly help in preventative measures towards good health?”
“Does the uniform plan proposed include deductibles, co-pays, and other disincentives to obtain preventative care?”
“It is inexcusable for any oil company to not invest in preventative measures," Palin wrote, while also mentioned her experience as an oil and gas regulator.”
“There is simply far too much crime, partly due to the almost total lack of Police Officers actually working on low level crime and zero effort by the “Service” in preventative crime.”
“In this favourable moment, then, I beg you to hear me with temper; and as I touch upon every danger and every fault, consider cautiously whether you have a certain preventative or a specific remedy in store for each of them.”
“But among his defenders is Ezra Klein of The Washington Post, writing on July 7th that conservatives should rejoice this appointment, given Berwick's history of advocating for greater patient say in the health care process and stressing long-term preventative measures to bring down costs.”
“At an H1N1 vaccine clinic last week, Dean LeCarre said he hopes the new clinic will provide an alternative to "elitist health care," spread awareness of the need to change the health care system and help patients "get away from drugs and back to long-term preventative care.”
“The VHA's broad success is due to a variety of factors, including top chronic-disease-management programs, state-of-the-art electronic recordkeeping, and a savvy emphasis on long-term preventative care -- many of the same initiatives contained in the administration's public-option plan, as it turns out.”
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