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  1. preventative

    • IPA[prɪˈvɛntətɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      designed to keep something undesirable such as illness or harm from occurring; preventive
    • n.
      a medicine or other treatment designed to prevent disease or ill health
    • noun: preventative, plural noun: preventatives

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    • IPA[prəˈven(t)ədiv]

    美式

    • adj.
      designed to keep something undesirable such as illness, harm, or accidents from occurring; ... a number of preventative measures are required preventative medicine
    • n.
      a medicine or other treatment designed to stop disease or ill health from occurring: there are lots of proposed jet lag remedies and preventatives

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