Definition of precautionary in English:


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


  • 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
    rare precautional

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