prophylactic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pro·phy·lac·tic

adj \ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-tik also ˌpräf-ə-\

Definition of PROPHYLACTIC

1
: guarding from or preventing the spread or occurrence of disease or infection <prophylactic therapy>
2
: tending to prevent or ward off : preventive
pro·phy·lac·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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