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English noun: prevention

1. prevention (act) the act of preventing


SamplesThere was no bar against leaving.
Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza.


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Broader (hypernym)hinderance, hindrance, interference


Narrower (hyponym)averting, crushing, debarment, disqualification, forestalling, interception, non-proliferation, nonproliferation, obviation, preclusion, prophylaxis, quelling, save, stifling, suppression









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