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prevention

[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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Examples for prevention
  • Because many factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, there is no single mode of prevention.
  • Designed and provided outreach and prevention services, including workshops.
  • prevention means different things in different places.
  • Used for prevention or eradication of powdery mildew, rust, and some lawn diseases.
  • As is routinely pointed out, prevention is better than cure-and cheaper too.
  • In addition to regular visits to a dentist, the best prevention for periodontal disease takes place at home.
  • Then locate a list of prevention and safety steps for this type of disaster.
  • The best long-term prevention for overly wrinkled skin is a healthy lifestyle.
  • Until a couple of years ago, prevention was seen as the priority in poor countries.
  • As in medical care, the significant resource should be spent on prevention.
British Dictionary definitions for prevention

prevention

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