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  Words related to preventative

Related / Similar Words: contraceptive, preventive, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device, hindrance, hitch, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, prophylactic

 

Definition:
  • an agent or device intended to prevent conception;
  • any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome;
  • remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives";
  • preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug";
  • tending to prevent or hinder;

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    See Also: protective

     

    Hyponyms: cervical cap, coil, condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic, diaphragm, pessary, contraceptive diaphragm, intrauterine device, IUD, morning-after pill, pill, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, anovulatory drug, anovulant, spermicide, spermatocide, clog, speed bump

     

    Derivational Morphology: impede, hinder

     

     
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