Origin of prevention
Related Words for preventionavoidance, interruption, halt, blockage, stoppage, interception, prohibition, obstruction, obstacle, impediment, hindrance, determent, thwarting, inhibitor
Examples from the Web for prevention
Contemporary Examples of prevention
In 2005, the company got a call from a new, unexpected client: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.
November 22, 2014
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly noted, Ebola is not transferred through air.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
November 20, 2014
Since the 10th century, Bulgaria has practiced varying forms of prevention to keep vampires from coming back to life.Bulgaria’s Vampire Graveyards
October 15, 2014
According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Tuesday, so does the urgency.$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters
October 7, 2014
She said she would also tell the pope to focus first on prevention, instead of forgiveness.Sex-Abuse Victims to Pope: Stop Begging for Forgiveness and Just Stop the Abuse
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 7, 2014
Historical Examples of prevention
The whole of life may be directed to their prevention or cure.The Republic
"Prevention is better than cure," is the motto of these Centres.Another Sheaf
Such a measure could not be "for their benefit and comfort," or for "the prevention of injuries and oppression."
The method of prevention for this disease is almost entirely vaccination.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
No peril of the deep was unforeseen, no ounce of prevention unprovided.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
- the act of preventing
- a hindrance, obstacle, or impediment
Word Origin and History for prevention
mid-15c., "action of stopping an event or practice," from Middle French prévention and directly from Late Latin praeventionem (nominative praeventio) "action of anticipating," noun of action from past participle stem of praevenire (see prevent).