from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as preventive.

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

  • noun That which prevents; -- incorrectly used instead of preventive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative form of preventive.
  • noun Alternative form of preventive.

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

  • adjective tending to prevent or hinder
  • adjective preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease


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