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Definition of Preventive

Preventive

  1. Going before; preceding.
  2. Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease.
  3. That which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic.

Preventive Quotations

When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
Ron Paul

The target of preventive war must have several characteristics. It must be virtually defenceless; it must be important enough to be worth the trouble; it must be possible to portray it as the ultimate evil and an imminent threat to our survival.
Noam Chomsky

Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.
Deepak Chopra

Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too.
Elizabeth Hurley
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