Part of speech: noun

The act of preventing or the state of being prevented.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "prevention":

  1. However, we have yet to begin, and we can begin with prevention. - "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
  2. However, I perceive that in this speech is meant to be contained a prevention of shock at the after- change in Aufidius' character. - "Literary Remains, Vol. 2", Coleridge.
  3. When a terrible accident occurs, the first cry is that the means of prevention were not sufficient. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.