Definition of prophylactic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    prophylactic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌproʊfəˈlæktɪk//
     
    (medical)
     
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  1. done or used in order to prevent a disease prophylactic treatment
  2. prophylactically
     
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  3. NAmE//ˌproʊfəˈlæktɪkli//
     
    adverb
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