• Preventive Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Going before; preceding.
- (n.) That which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic.
- (a.) Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease.
• Preventively Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) In a preventive manner.