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1. preventative

noun. ['priːˈvɛntətɪv'] any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

Synonyms

  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • hinderance
  • incumbrance
  • preventive
  • clog
  • impedimenta
  • obstruction
  • obstructor
  • interference
  • hitch
  • speed bump
  • encumbrance

Antonyms

  • encouraging
  • offensive
  • tough
  • careless

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Words that Rhyme with Preventative

  • unrepresentative
  • representative
  • argumentative
  • tentative

Example sentences of the word preventative


1. Adjective
Apply preventative insecticides in early spring to kill grubs before they appear.

2. Noun, singular or mass
However, certain preventative and care measures can reduce your dog's risk of either condition.

2. preventative

adjective. ['priːˈvɛntətɪv'] tending to prevent or hinder.

Synonyms

  • hindering
  • precautional
  • preemptive
  • thwarting
  • preclusive
  • deterrent
  • clogging
  • prohibitive
  • precautionary
  • preventive
  • frustrating
  • obviating
  • impeding
  • frustrative
  • protective
  • blockading
  • pre-emptive
  • obstructive

Antonyms

  • unprotective
  • injured
  • insecure
  • dangerous

3. preventative

noun. ['priːˈvɛntətɪv'] an agent or device intended to prevent conception.

Synonyms

  • contraceptive
  • birth control device
  • spermicide
  • pill
  • contraceptive pill
  • oral contraceptive pill
  • safety
  • morning-after pill
  • diaphragm
  • contraceptive diaphragm
  • rubber
  • anovulatory drug
  • cervical cap
  • IUD
  • oral contraceptive
  • contraceptive device
  • device
  • intrauterine device
  • preventive
  • prophylactic
  • safe
  • anovulant
  • condom
  • spermatocide
  • prophylactic device
  • pessary
  • coil

Antonyms

  • harmful
  • unsound
  • adventurous
  • unwind

4. preventative

adjective. ['priːˈvɛntətɪv'] preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease.

Synonyms

  • prophylactic
  • healthful

Antonyms

  • insecurity
  • danger
  • good

5. preventative

noun. ['priːˈvɛntətɪv'] remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.

Synonyms

  • remedy
  • therapeutic
  • curative
  • preventive
  • prophylactic

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • empty
  • noninterference
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