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Definition of "preventative" []

  • Variant of preventive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Use "preventative" in a sentence
  • "He lashed out at what he called a preventative war policy that has made the country less safe and has inflamed America's enemies abroad."
  • "WIC is a short-term preventative public health nutrition program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, high-risk population."
  • "Wouldn't that also possibly help in preventative measures towards good health?"