Is PREVENTIVE a scrabble word?

Words With Friends :  YES

Scrabble US :  YES

Scrabble UK :  YES

English International (SOWPODS) :  YES

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Definitions for the word 'preventive'


  1. PREVENTIVE, an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  2. PREVENTIVE, any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  3. PREVENTIVE, remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
  4. PREVENTIVE, used to stop something bad from happening


  1. PREVENTIVE, preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease


  1. PREVENTIVE, tending to prevent or hinder

Synonyms for 'preventive'

The word PREVENTIVE is worth 18 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

How to use the word 'preventive' in a sentence

  1. if people took the simple preventive of frequently washing their hands, the spread of germs could be greatly reduced
  2. Farmers are covering their crops as a preventive measure against frost.
  3. We'll take whatever preventive action is necessary.

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