prevent

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prevent /prɪˈvɛnt/ verb
prevents; prevented; preventing
prevent
/prɪˈvɛnt/
verb
prevents; prevented; preventing
Learner's definition of PREVENT
[+ object]
: to stop (something) from happening or existing
: to make (someone or something) not do something : to stop (someone or something) from doing something
often used without from in British English

— preventable

/prɪˈvɛntəbəl/ adjective

— preventer

noun, plural preventers [count]
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