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preventer

Syllabification: pre·vent·er
Pronunciation: /ˌprəˈven(t)ər
 
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Definition of preventer in English:

noun

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.

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