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[pri-ven-shuh n] /prɪˈvɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of preventing; effectual hindrance.
2.
a preventive:
This serum is a prevention against disease.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin praeventiōn- (stem of praeventiō) a forestalling. See prevent, -ion
Related forms
nonprevention, noun
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prevention

/prɪˈvɛnʃən/
noun
1.
the act of preventing
2.
a hindrance, obstacle, or impediment
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