Definition of preventively in English:

preventively

adverb

  • See preventive

    • ‘And the idea behind integrative medicine is to use these things preventively, to try and prevent illness.’
    • ‘When taken preventively, these drugs also reduce the number of attacks in patients who have them often.’
    • ‘These antiviral drugs fight the herpes virus that causes cold sores and can speed healing or be used preventively to thwart outbreaks.’
    • ‘Patients could carry PKC inhibitors and take them preventively, as soon as they sense a manic episode coming on.’
    • ‘It works best if used preventively, before the nose starts to run and throughout allergy season.’

Pronunciation

preventively

/prəˈvɛn(t)ɪvli//prəˈven(t)ivlē/