Definition of preventive in English:

preventive

Line breaks: pre¦vent|ive
Pronunciation: /prɪˈvɛntɪv
 
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adjective

noun

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preventively

adverb
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  • And the idea behind integrative medicine is to use these things preventively, to try and prevent illness.
  • Patients could carry PKC inhibitors and take them preventively, as soon as they sense a manic episode coming on.
  • These antiviral drugs fight the herpes virus that causes cold sores and can speed healing or be used preventively to thwart outbreaks.

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