- n remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
- n any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
- n an agent or device intended to prevent conception
- s preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
- a tending to prevent or hinder
- Physicians say, "The preventive exam is the only time I can really devote to focusing on preventive care.
- Reform proposals would promote preventive care by requiring insurers to cover (with no co-pay) preventive services.
- President Nixon's suggestion that "preventive detention" would be one good remedy for crime in the District of Columbia met with sharply divided reaction on Capitol Hill.
- Barack Obama in msnbc.com
Owners responsible for conditions in the Upper Big Branch mine should be held accountable for decisions they made and preventive measures they failed to take,Obama said.
- Francois Fillon in Toronto Star
Prime Minister FranÃ§ois Fillon, who was briefed by police in Villiers-le-Bel, said things were "much calmer than the previous two nights, but ...... still fragile, and we need a large preventive force on the ground so that what happened last night...