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Definition of precautionary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

precautionary

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//prɪˈkɔːʃənəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈkɔːʃəneri//
 
 
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done in order to prevent problems or to avoid danger He was kept in the hospital overnight as a precautionary measure.