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  1. pro·phy·lac·tic
    IPA[ˌprōfəˈlaktik]
  2. adjective

    • 1. intended to prevent disease:

      prophylactic measures

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: prophylactic, plural noun: prophylactics

    • adjective

      intended to prevent disease:
    • noun

      a medicine or course of action used to prevent disease:

      a condom.

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