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preventiveadjective [not gradable]

us   /prɪˈven·tɪv/ also preventative, /prɪˈven·tə·t̬ɪv/
intended to stop something before it happens: preventive measures preventative health care
(Definition of preventive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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preventiveadjective [before noun]

uk   /prɪˈventɪv/ us   also preventative
intended to stop something before it can happen, or before it becomes a problem: He believes preventive measures could be taken to help control costs.
(Definition of preventive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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