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preventer Syllabification: pre·vent·er
Pronunciation: /ˌprəˈven(t)ər/

Definition of preventer in English:


1A person or thing that prevents something: effective as preventers of further infection
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  • On the other hand, birth control pills are an effective preventer of pregnancy, which is in turn a powerful risk factor for thrombosis.
  • Preventive war rests on the premise that the preventer has accurate and reliable knowledge about the evil enemy's capabilities and intentions.
  • There are two main kinds of asthma medicine, both of which involve inhalers - relievers and preventers.
1.1 Sailing An extra line or wire rigged to support a piece of rigging under strain, or to hold the boom and prevent it from jibing.

Words that rhyme with preventer

assenter, cementer, centre (US center), concentre (US concenter), dissenter, enter, eventer, fermenter (US fermentor), fomenter, frequenter, inventor, lamenter, magenta, placenta, polenta, precentor, presenter, repenter, tenter, tormentor

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