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Definition of prophylactic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    prophylactic

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌproʊfəˈlæktɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1(medical) a medicine, device, or course of action that prevents disease
  2. 2 (formal) = condom
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