Inhibitory and Preventative


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Inhibitory adjective – Restrictive of action.
Preventative and inhibitory are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Preventative" instead an adjective "Inhibitory".
Nearby Words: inhibit, inhibited, inhibition, inhibiting, inhibitor
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Preventative adjective – Concerned with or serving to keep something from happening.
Inhibitory and preventative are semantically related. You can use "Inhibitory" instead an adjective "Preventative".
Synonyms for Preventative
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Preventative or Inhibitory. 2016. Accessed November 25, 2020.

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