Complete Definition of "preventive"

English

Adjective
en-adj

  1. prevent|Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
  2. Carried out to deter military aggression.
  3. slow|Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.

Noun
en-noun

  1. nonstandard A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
  2. nonstandard A thing that slows the development of an illness.
  3. A contraceptive, especially a condom.

Usage notes
Preventive is in all senses synonymous with preventative. Many speakers prefer to use preventive in adjective senses and preventative in noun senses.<sup>1</sup>


Italian

Adjective
preventive

  1. Feminine plural form of preventivo

Category:Italian adjective forms

fa:preventive
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ru:preventive
te:preventive
vi:preventive
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zh:preventive

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