Preventingly \Pre*vent"ing*ly\, adv. So as to prevent or hinder. [1913 Webster]

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  • preventingly — pre·vent·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • preventingly — adverb Etymology: preventing (present participle of prevent) + ly : so as to prevent or hinder …   Useful english dictionary

  • prevent — preventable, preventible, adj. preventabilty, n. preventingly, adv. /pri vent /, v.t. 1. to keep from occurring; avert; hinder: He intervened to prevent bloodshed. 2. to hinder or stop from doing something: There is nothing to prevent us from… …   Universalium

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