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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 example, the Cheka - the grandfather of Russia's security service, the FSB - preventively arrested those of noble descent or with relatives abroad.
Lavrov, on his arrival to Vilnius, preventively poured out a can of excrement on Lithuania to discourage it from making any assessments," Landsbergis said.
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.
By supporting families and friends and multi-agency working, the Hannah Meredith Foundation hopes to work preventively, therefore the gaps in the service provision will be filled reducing the likelihood of risk and harm.
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.
We revoked the citizenship preventively, to solve the issue once and for all," Green party councilman Manfred Hackl told the German news agency
For this reason, we have seen individuals being banned from travel and their assets frozen, preventively, following anonymous complaints that had no signature on them.
I would have hoped the school could have acted preventively, but there was intervention from outside and everything happened C* in the space of five minutes," said the minister.
That has prompted speculation that the Iranian government fears a renewal of antigovernment protests sparked by what has happened in Egypt and Tunisia and is acting preventively in an effort to spike any copycat protests in Tehran.
The second section of the road, at the 75th km, has been preventively piled with rock material in order to avoid any danger to the road.
The findings may offer a reprieve to some women with very high risk who thought that having their breasts removed preventively was the only way to avoid cancer and save their lives.