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precautionary Line breaks: pre|cau¦tion|ary
Pronunciation: /prɪˈkɔːʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/

Definition of precautionary in English:


Carried out as a precaution; preventive: she was taken to 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, protective

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