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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease. adj. - Preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease;

Usage examples (33)
  • The swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples
  • prophylactic The word prophylactic means preventive but condoms are sometimes called prophylactics.
  • It preys only upon ignorance, and a very moderate amount of knowledge is an almost certain prophylactic against it.
  • Giving patients Bactrim (co-trimoxazole) is called prophylactic therapy. for more
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