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1. preventive

adjective. ['prɪˈvɛntɪv, priːˈvɛntɪv, prɪˈvɛnɪv, priːˈvɛnɪv'] preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease.

Synonyms

  • prophylactic
  • healthful

Antonyms

  • insecurity
  • danger
  • good

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Words that Rhyme with Preventive

  • incentive
  • deneve

Example sentences of the word preventive


1. Adjective
Drinking one to three cups of coffee a day also had preventive effects.

2. preventive

adjective. ['prɪˈvɛntɪv, priːˈvɛntɪv, prɪˈvɛnɪv, priːˈvɛnɪv'] tending to prevent or hinder.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • unprotective
  • injured
  • insecure
  • dangerous

3. preventive

noun. ['prɪˈvɛntɪv, priːˈvɛntɪv, prɪˈvɛnɪv, priːˈvɛnɪv'] remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.

Synonyms

  • remedy
  • therapeutic
  • preventative
  • curative
  • prophylactic

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • empty
  • noninterference

4. preventive

noun. ['prɪˈvɛntɪv, priːˈvɛntɪv, prɪˈvɛnɪv, priːˈvɛnɪv'] an agent or device intended to prevent conception.

Synonyms

  • contraceptive
  • birth control device
  • preventative
  • 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
  • prophylactic
  • safe
  • anovulant
  • condom
  • spermatocide
  • prophylactic device
  • pessary
  • coil

Antonyms

  • harmful
  • unsound
  • adventurous
  • unwind

5. preventive

noun. ['prɪˈvɛntɪv, priːˈvɛntɪv, prɪˈvɛnɪv, priːˈvɛnɪv'] any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • encouraging
  • offensive
  • tough
  • careless
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