preventively

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Etymology[edit]

preventive +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

preventively ‎(not comparable)

  1. In a preventive way
    • 2009 February 8, “Biden says U.S. ready to talk but remains prepared to act”[1], Toronto Star:
      On Iran, Biden said Washington will strive to act preventively and avoid having to choose between the risks of war and the dangers of inaction.

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