preventably

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prevent (prɪˈvɛnt)
 
vb (often foll by from)
1.  (tr) to keep from happening, esp by taking precautionary action
2.  to keep (someone from doing something); hinder; impede
3.  (intr) to interpose or act as a hindrance
4.  archaic (tr) to anticipate or precede
 
[C15: from Latin praevenīre, from prae before + venīre to come]
 
pre'ventable
 
adj
 
pre'ventible
 
adj
 
preventa'bility
 
n
 
preventi'bility
 
n
 
pre'ventably
 
adv
 
pre'ventibly
 
adv

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