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  Definition of prophylactic
  1. remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
  2. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
  3. tending to ward off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
  4. capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"
Similar Words: condom, rubber, safety, safe, preventive, preventative, cautionary, contraceptive, antifertility

 

Anagrams: hypocritical

 

 
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