from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of precaution; preventive of mischief; precautionary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Precautionary.

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  • adjective precautionary

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure


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  • And it will lead to inefficient medical care for the poor, with a lack of (profit-cutting) precautional healthcare for all.

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