preventing meaning


    Definition of preventing in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFpreventSGpreventsPT, PPpreventedPREpré-SUF-ing
    1. present participle of prevent.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Trapping of littoral drift sediment, preventing it from reaching downcoast beaches.
        • The Allies conquered Germany's overseas dependencies, and thereby helped to prevent the emergence of a Germanophone Africa, tied by language, commerce and administrative tradition to Central Europe.
        • The driver must have a clear view of the step in order to prevent accidents. ‎
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Verb forms
          • Participles
            • Present participles
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      1. en preventingly
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      Meaning of preventing for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "preventing" is a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
      Difficultness: Level 3
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      Definiteness: Level 1
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