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General dictionaries General (23 matching dictionaries)
  1. preventative: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. preventative: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. preventative: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. preventative: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. preventative: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. preventative: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Preventative, preventative: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. preventative: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. preventative: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. preventative: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  11. preventative: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  12. Preventative: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  13. preventative: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  14. preventative: Rhymezone [home, info]
  15. Preventative: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  16. PREVENTATIVE: Dictionary of Americanisms (1848) [home, info]
  17. preventative: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  18. preventative: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  19. preventative: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  20. preventative: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  21. preventative: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preventative: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preventative: Encyclopedia [home, info]

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noun:  remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease ("The doctor recommended several preventatives")
noun:  an agent or device intended to prevent conception
noun:  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
adjective:  tending to prevent or hinder
adjective:  preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

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Words similar to preventative:   contraceptive, encumbrance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventive, prophylactic, birth control device, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, more...

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