Synonyms of 'preventive'
They accused the police of failing to take adequate preventive measures.
Racial solidarity acts as a preventive of social upheaval.
Cabbage is a preventive against stomach ulcers.
Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
innocents used as a human shield against attack
the prevention of crime
A system like ours lacks adequate safeguards for civil liberties.
The region began to use quinine as a prophylactic.
usage note:In all contexts, preventive is commoner than, and generally used in preference to, preventative.
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If something has a deterrent effect, it has the effect of preventing people from doing certain things.
He believes in the deterrent effect of custodial sentences
A hindrance is a person or thing that makes it more difficult for you to do something.
Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
Thesaurus for preventive from the Collins English Thesaurus
Preventive actions are intended to help prevent things such as disease or crime .