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 for preemptive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Preemptive \Pre*["e]mp"tive\, a.
     Of or pertaining to pre["e]mption; having power to
     pre["e]mpt; pre["e]mpting.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: designed or having the power to deter or prevent an
             anticipated situation or occurrence; "a preemptive
             business offer" [syn: preemptive, pre-emptive]

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