Synonyms of preventive in English:
1 preventive maintenance
preemptive, deterrent, precautionary, protective
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1 a preventive against crime
precautionary measure, deterrent, safeguard, security, protection, defense
Preventive is the standard form of a word that sometimes appears as the variant form preventative. Preventive is used much more often than preventative, a form that has been described by some traditionalists as a mere corruption
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