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  Words related to prophylactic

Related / Similar Words: condom, rubber, safety, safe, preventive, preventative, cautionary, contraceptive, antifertility

 

Definition:
  • remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives";
  • preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug";
  • tending to ward off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze;
  • capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications";

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