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preventive
'preventive' - used as an adjective
1. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
preventive medicine
2. tending to prevent or hinder
3. tending to ward off

'preventive' - used as a noun
4. remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
5. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
6. an agent or device intended to prevent conception
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Antonym
  • permissive
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