Definition of precautionary in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈkôSHəˌnerē/


Carried out as a precaution: she was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure
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  • We are therefore distributing a list of common-sense precautionary safety measures.
  • We must always take the correct precautionary measures to assure the safety of our children.
  • On another occasion, I was much more inclined to resist a precautionary procedure.
preventative, preventive, safety
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