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prophylactic   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˏprofәˋlætIk,ˏprɑfә- 〕


〔 ˏprɒfiˊlætik 〕

Overview of noun prophylactic

The noun prophylactic has 2 senses

  • preventive, preventative, prophylactic -- (remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives")

  • condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic -- (contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse)

Overview of adj prophylactic

The adj prophylactic has 3 senses

  • contraceptive, prophylactic, antifertility -- (capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications")

  • cautionary, prophylactic -- (warding off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze)

  • preventive, preventative, prophylactic -- (preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug")