prevention

[ pri-ven-shuh n ]
/ prɪˈvɛn ʃən /

noun

the act of preventing; effectual hindrance.
a preventive: This serum is a prevention against disease.

Origin of prevention

1520–30; < Late Latin praeventiōn- (stem of praeventiō) a forestalling. See prevent, -ion

Related forms

non·pre·ven·tion, noun
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prevention

/ (prɪˈvɛnʃən) /

noun

the act of preventing
a hindrance, obstacle, or impediment
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