HyperDic: preventative

English > 5 senses of the word preventative:
NOUNartifactpreventative, preventive, prophylacticremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
artifactpreventative, hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferenceany obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
artifactpreventative, contraceptive, preventive, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control devicean agent or device intended to prevent conception
ADJECTIVEallpreventative, preventivetending to prevent or hinder
allpreventative, preventive, prophylacticpreventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
preventative > pronunciation
Soundspriyveh'ntahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > preventative: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending to prevent or hinder.
Synonympreventive
NarrowerblockadingBlocking entrance to and exit from seaports and harbors
clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructivepreventing movement
deterrenttending to deter
frustrating, frustrative, thwartingpreventing realization or attainment of a desire
precautionary, precautionalTaken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
preclusive, obviatingmade impossible
preemptive, pre-emptivedesigned or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
prohibitive, prohibitorytending to discourage (especially of prices)
See alsoprotectiveIntended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
Oppositepermissivenot preventive
Spanishpreventivo
Catalanpreventiu
Verbspreventstop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
preventkeep from happening / happening or arising
English > preventative: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpreventing or contributing to the prevention of disease.
Synonymspreventive, prophylactic
Broaderhealthfulconducive to good health of body or mind
Spanishpreventivo, profiláctico
Catalanpreventiu, profilàctic
English > preventative: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.
Example"the doctor recommended several preventatives"
Synonymspreventive, prophylactic
Broaderremedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
Spanishprofiláctico
Catalanprofilàctic
English > preventative: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference
NarrowerclogAny object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
speed bumpA hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishestorbo, impedimenta, interferencia
Catalandestorb, impediment, interferència
English > preventative: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn agent or device intended to prevent conception.
Synonymscontraceptive, preventive, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device
Narrowercervical capA contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa
coilA contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylacticcontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
diaphragm, pessary, contraceptive diaphragmA contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic
intrauterine device, IUDcontraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
morning-after pillA large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse
pill, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, anovulatory drug, anovulantA contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
spermicide, spermatocideA contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishanticonceptivo, contraceptivo
Catalananticonceptiu, contraceptiu

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