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preventative
'preventative' - used as an adjective
1. tending to prevent or hinder
2. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

'preventative' - used as a noun
3. remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
the doctor recommended several preventatives
4. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
5. an agent or device intended to prevent conception
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