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Preventive

Pre`vent´ive
a.1.Going before; preceding.
Any previous counsel or preventive understanding.
- Cudworth.
2.Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease.
Physic is either curative or preventive.
- Sir T. Browne.
Preventive service
the duty performed by the armed police in guarding the coast against smuggling.
n.1.That which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic.
Noun1.preventive - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
2.preventive - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
3.Preventivepreventive - an agent or device intended to prevent conception
Adj.1.preventive - preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
2.preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
Synonyms: preventative
Antonyms:
permissive - not preventive
3.preventive - tending to ward off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
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