Definitions For Preventive


  • An agent or device intended to prevent conception
  • Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • Remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
  • Used to stop something bad from happening


  • Preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease


  • Tending to prevent or hinder

Is Preventive a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

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

Examples of Preventive in a Sentence

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

Synonyms for Preventive

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