HyperDic: prevention

English > 1 sense of the word prevention:
NOUNactprevention, barthe act of preventing / preventing
prevention > pronunciation
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English > prevention: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of preventing / preventing.
Example "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
NarroweravertingThe act of preventing something from occurring
debarmentThe act of prevention by legal means
disqualificationThe act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
interceptionThe act of intercepting
nonproliferation, non-proliferationThe prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase / increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
obviation, forestalling, preclusionThe act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
prophylaxisThe prevention of disease
save(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
suppression, crushing, quelling, stiflingforceful prevention
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, interferenceThe act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
Verbspreventstop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

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