Definition of preventative in English:

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preventative

Pronunciation: /prəˈven(t)ədiv/

adjective& noun

Another term for preventive.
Example sentences
  • Along with the Netherlands, it has applied to the EU to start preventative vaccination of domestic birds in some areas.
  • There needs to be a massive shift in the health care system from treatment to preventative care.
  • Do the best for your cats and kittens by taking them to a vet for preventative vaccinations.

Derivatives

preventatively

adverb
Example sentences
  • All three companies maintain that antibiotics are no longer administered preventatively.
  • ‘Rather than waiting for children to become poisoned and then trying to deal with it,’ she says, ‘we should preventatively test homes.’
  • Most producers in South America manage this disease preventatively now because fields with significant rust development were not well controlled earlier with applications.

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Syllabification: pre·ven·ta·tive

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