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preventive

1. Med
a. tending to prevent disease; prophylactic
b. of or relating to the branch of medicine concerned with prolonging life and preventing disease
2. (in Britain) of, relating to, or belonging to the customs and excise service or the coastguard
3. Med any drug or agent that tends to prevent or protect against disease
4. another name for contraceptive
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For their part, the Lebanese Armed Forces mobilized preventively, as UNIFIL patrols and an international observers' team watched the area.
America, furthermore, is missing opportunities to preventively and pre-emptively intervene in dealing with root causes of conflict before they metastasize into violence.
The military officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Morsi "is being held preventively for final preparations".
A study out of the University of Alberta, Canada, found that more than 40% of adults who have no cardiovascular disease are taking aspirin preventively, a condition called primary prevention.
There is no current treatment for the virus, preventively or reactively; around one in every thousand cases is fatal.
In a statement, the central bank said, 'The measure seeks to act preventively to slow the pace of credit expansion in a context of high liquidity abroad and exceptionally low interest rates in international markets.
She said police were closely watching the security situation in Macedonia and were acting preventively as well as repressively.
The industry may find it cost effective to use antibiotics preventively or to promote growth, but their overuse diminishes the efficacy of critical medications.
A board member from the Islamic Bank of Palestine said that following the decision, $6 million of his bank's assets had been preventively frozen and $100 million from the Bank of Palestine.
Therefore, the police should not only punish the violations but also act preventively, says Jonuz.
Another common ear problem is swimmer's ear, which can be dealt with preventively by using earplugs or by applying ear drops after engaging in water activities.
But the most radical part of the deal announced on Thursday is that ait allows countries to tap rescue funds before their borrowing costs reach a critical level, a plan that leaders hope will mean they can shore up faltering economies preventively and stop the march of the crisis.