Nouns (17)

prophylactic, preventative, preventive
n. remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
birth control device, prophylactic device, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive, contraceptive
n. an agent or device intended to prevent conception
incumbrance, interference, encumbrance, preventative, preventive, hitch, hinderance, hindrance
n. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

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Adjectives (5)

prophylactic, preventative, preventive
adj. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
preventative, preventive
adj. tending to prevent or hinder

Fuzzynyms (12)

guard, safeguard, precaution
n. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
n. an artifact that is heavy
burden, loading, load
n. weight to be borne or conveyed
n. an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
protective cover, protective covering, protection
n. a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
n. the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"

Synonyms (26)

parasiticidal, anthelminthic, anthelmintic, helminthic
adj. capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
antimicrobic, antimicrobial
adj. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
salutary, good
adj. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
flatus-relieving, carminative
adj. relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)
cathartic, purgative
adj. emotionally purging
psychotherapeutic, cathartic
adj. emotionally purging
healing, sanative, therapeutic, remedial, alterative, curative
adj. tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"
adj. without the use of drugs; "drugless therapy"
adj. financially secure and functioning well; "a healthy economy"
medicative, medicinal
adj. having the properties of medicine; "medicative drugs"; "medicinal herbs"; "medicinal properties"
restorative, recuperative
adj. promoting recuperation; "recuperative powers"; "strongly recuperative remedies"; "restorative effects of exercise"

Antonyms (1)

adj. not preventive


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