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“… pursuing all the preventive measures …”

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.

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