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1‘preventive maintenance is the key to dependability’
inhibitory, deterrent, pre-emptive, obstructive
prophylactic, disease-preventing, precautionary, protective
1‘a preventive against crime’
precautionary measure, deterrent, preventive measure, protective measure, safeguard, security, protection, defence, hindrance, block, check, impediment, curb, restraint, obstruction
2‘substances that have value as disease preventives’
prophylactic, prophylactic device, prophylactic medicine, preventive drug
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