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Definitions of preventive:
  • noun:   remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
  • noun:   an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  • noun:   any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • adjective:   tending to prevent or hinder
  • adjective:   preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
    Example: "Preventive medicine"
  • adjective:   tending to ward off

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