how to pronounce preventive


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preventive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of preventive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but really it's preventive health things …”

meanings of preventive


  1. Going before; preceding.
  2. Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
  3. Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
  4. Carried out to deter military aggression.


  1. A thing that slows the development of an illness.
  2. A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
  3. A contraceptive, especially a condom.

preventive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word preventive occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics preventive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that preventive can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with preventive


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