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preventive US English

Designed to keep something undesirable such as illness, harm, or accidents from occurring

preventive US Thesaurus

preventive maintenance

preventive war US English

A war initiated by one state, faction, etc., in anticipation of (suspected) hostile intentions on the part of another.

preventive custody US English

Custody of a person accused of a crime and awaiting trial; remand.

preventive detention US English

The imprisonment of a person with the aim of preventing them from committing further offenses or of maintaining public order

preventive diplomacy US English

An approach to diplomacy which seeks specifically to prevent the start or escalation of violent conflict; the methods by which this is achieved.

preventive maintenance US English

Routine maintenance of a vehicle or other machine, intended to prevent problems from arising.

preventive medicine US English

A preventive medicinal agent.

pellagra-preventive factor US English

Either of the B-complex vitamins niacin and niacinamide; also called P-P factor.