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prophylactic

Synonyms of prophylactic in English:

adjective

  • prophylactic measures should be taken
    preventive, preventative, precautionary, protective, disease-preventing, pre-emptive, counteractive, preclusive, anticipatory, inhibitory, deterrent
  • noun

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  • 1 vaccination remains one of the greatest prophylactics the world has ever known
    preventive measure, precaution, safeguard, safety measure;
    preventive medicine
  • 2North American a packet of prophylactics
    British trademark Durex, Femidom
    informal Frenchy
    North American informal rubber, safe, safety, skin
    British informal, dated French letter
    dated protective
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