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synonyms for prophylactic

  • contraceptive
  • preventative
  • preventive
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How to use prophylactic in a sentence

Wynne’s sense is that North American home-canning recommendations are a prophylactic measure — to ensure the least possible chance of anything going awry.
I FOUND AN OLD-SCHOOL TECHNIQUE TO CONQUER MY JAM FEARS. THEN I TRIED TO FIGURE OUT IF IT’S SAFE.CHARLOTTE DRUCKMANAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Bischofberger said one of the most powerful uses of Tamiflu was as a preventive measure — when flu hits a region or a nursing home, people could be given a prophylactic daily pill.
THE QUEST FOR A PILL TO FIGHT VIRUSES GETS A $3.2 BILLION BOOSTCAROLYN Y. JOHNSONJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A 1991 “60 Minutes” profile of Limbaugh included one of his patented themed updates — in this case a condom update — cued up with “Up, Up and Away,” and attacking the distribution of prophylactics in schools.
RESTORING THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE CAN’T PREVENT ANOTHER RUSH LIMBAUGHHEATHER HENDERSHOTFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In the second class he is even superior, because the latter has not the same prophylactic against pride.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
Cold infusion of tar was used in our colonies as a prophylactic against the Small Pox.
EPIDEMICS EXAMINED AND EXPLAINED: OR, LIVING GERMS PROVED BY ANALOGY TO BE A SOURCE OF DISEASEJOHN GROVE
Certain physicians employed a prophylactic remedy made up of very many substances.
CATHOLIC CHURCHMEN IN SCIENCEJAMES J. WALSH
Prophylactic, prof-i-lak′tik, adj. guarding against: defending from disease.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
This was followed a few years later by the preparation of a prophylactic against cholera.
THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JUNE, 1900VARIOUS
He even regarded it as a prophylactic against certain diseases.
THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTONTHOMAS WRIGHT
Whatever may be said of the value of this procedure as a deterrent, its use as a prophylactic is comparatively small.
DEGENERACYEUGENE S. TALBOT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROPHYLACTIC

  • bactericide
  • detergent
  • disinfectant
  • germicide
  • preservative
  • preventative
  • preventive
  • prophylactic
  • purifier
  • sterilizer
  • alleviating
  • cathartic
  • curative
  • disinfectant
  • medicinal
  • narcotic
  • pathological
  • peptic
  • pharmaceutical
  • preventive
  • prophylactic
  • restorative
  • salutary
  • sedative
  • therapeutic
  • tonic
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