Definition of preventionist in English:

preventionist

noun

  • A person who favours or advocates a policy of prevention. Also with modifying word designating the thing (to be) prevented.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Edwardsville Intelligencer. From prevention + -ist.

Pronunciation

preventionist

/prɪˈvɛnʃ(ə)nɪst//prɪˈvɛnʃ(ə)nɪst/