noun see preventive II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • preventiveness — See preventively. * * * …   Universalium

  • preventiveness — prɪ ventɪvnɪs n. state of averting, state of being preventive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preventiveness — pre·ven·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • preventiveness — noun see preventive II * * * prevenˈtiveness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑prevent …   Useful english dictionary

  • preventive — I. noun Date: circa 1639 something that prevents; especially something used to prevent disease II. adjective Date: circa 1626 devoted to or concerned with prevention ; precautionary < preventive steps against soil erosion >: as a. designed or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preventive — preventively, adv. preventiveness, n. /pri ven tiv/, adj. 1. Med. of or noting a drug, vaccine, etc., for preventing disease; prophylactic. 2. serving to prevent or hinder: preventive measures. n. 3. Med. a drug or other substance for preventing… …   Universalium

  • preventive — /prəˈvɛntɪv / (say pruh ventiv) adjective 1. Also, preventative /prəˈvɛntətɪv/ (say pruh ventuhtiv). Medicine warding off disease. 2. Also, preventative /prəˈvɛntətɪv/ (say pruh ventuhtiv). serving to prevent or hinder. 3. of or relating to the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • preventive — [prē vent′ə tiv, pri vent′ə tivprē vent′iv, privent′iv] adj. preventing or serving to prevent; esp., preventing disease n. anything that prevents; esp., anything that prevents disease; prophylactic: Also preventative [prē vent′ə tiv, pri vent′ə… …   English World dictionary

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