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Definition 1: the act of preventing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where prevention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was no bar against leaving
  • money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Synonyms for prevention in the sense of this definition

(prevention is a kind of ...) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

(... is a kind of prevention ) (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

"the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

(... is a kind of prevention ) the prevention of disease

(... is a kind of prevention ) the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

(... is a kind of prevention ) the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)

"they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons" "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"

(... is a kind of prevention ) the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving

"he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters" "he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible"

(... is a kind of prevention ) the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified

(... is a kind of prevention ) the act of prevention by legal means

"they achieved his debarment from holding public office"

(... is a kind of prevention ) the act of preventing something from occurring

"averting danger was his responsibility"

(... is a kind of prevention ) forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

"the suppression of heresy" "the quelling of the rebellion" "the stifling of all dissent"

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