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What is another word for prophylactic?

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Adjective
Designed to prevent or protect against illness or disease
Prophylactic treatment strategies were developed to assist the practitioner in selecting a prophylactic drug for specific clinical situations.”
Adjective
Serving to prevent or protect against an undesired effect
“Hence, one must always view it with suspicion and take prophylactic measures accordingly.”
Adjective
Healing
Adjective
Having properties that kill germs, bacteria or microbes
Noun
A medicine or treatment used to prevent illness or disease
“Quinine, as well as being used as a prophylactic against malaria, was also considered to be an appetite stimulant and a more general antidote to fever.”
Noun
Something serving to protect against an undesirable effect
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“The Colonial Office thought that spending money on economic development projects would be a better long-term prophylactic against unrest.”
Noun
A condom worn as a contraceptive
“Let that be a lesson to ya, laddie. Always wear a prophylactic!”
Noun
An antiseptic compound or preparation
Noun
A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury
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Noun
A mechanism or means by which conception as a result of sexual intercourse can be prevented or made less likely
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