Examples from the Web for preventative
If you know that you get less joyous in winter months, you have to start a preventative approach.
He also seizes the opportunity to do public outreach, educating locals on HIV and AIDS as well as preventative methods.
While medications have improved, the use of preventative drugs like Truvada remains hotly debated.
There is no known effective antiviral drug, no vaccine, and no preventative medication.
The decision is a "preventative measure," and will require a hiatus from filming his television show Two and a Half Men.
So the fire was kindled, as a preventative measure; and at four o'clock he came—not on the stroke, but ten minutes after.Amazing Grace|Kate Trimble Sharber
Something in his attitude defined his duty as preventative not of an entrance, but an exit."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
Some of these springs are resorted to annually by way of preventative; others are visited as occasion requires.Discipline|Mary Brunton
From here we were to take tea in the boiler to certain regiments, tea with wine in it as preventative against cholera.The Dark Forest|Hugh Walpole
I have known ships to founder with rats on board, so that they cannot be said to be a preventative to such a disaster.Dick Cheveley|W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for preventative
- tending to prevent disease; prophylactic
- of or relating to the branch of medicine concerned with prolonging life and preventing disease