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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.


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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