Examples from the Web for preventive
Migraine drugs fall into two categories: preventive and abortive.
Now, preventive protocols—like mammograms, colonoscopies, and Prostate-Specific Antigen tests—are being questioned.
Our current preventive routine focuses on treating such cardiac risk factors as hypertension and cholesterol.Doctors Should Start Advocating Dietary Options to Treat Heart Disease|Daniela Drake|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Already, the law has provided 54 million Americans free access to preventive services like check-ups and mammograms.
By that he means solitary confinement is intended to be preventive, not punitive.Extreme Solitary Confinement: What Did Bradley Manning Experience?|Caitlin Dickson|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Preventive medicine has achieved no other work comparing in magnitude and importance with the extinction of the plague in Europe.
The law of limitation, as has been already said, in as far as it is moral and preventive, we have under our own control.Harmonies of Political Economy|Frdric Bastiat
I have found that keeping the soil around the plant well covered with coal ashes is a preventive.A Woman's Hardy Garden|Helena Rutherfurd Ely
The preventive uses of astrology have seldom been seriously studied outside of India.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Fishing vessels carry supplies of the beverage on long voyages as a preventive of scurvy.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for preventive
- tending to prevent disease; prophylactic
- of or relating to the branch of medicine concerned with prolonging life and preventing disease