prophylactic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “prophylactic” in the English Dictionary

"prophylactic" in British English

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uk   /ˌprɒf.ɪˈlæk.tɪk/  us   /ˌprɑː.fɪ-/ specialized
preventingdisease: Some ​dentists are ​convinced that the ​addition of ​fluoride in ​water is ​ineffective as a prophylactic ​treatment.

prophylacticnoun [C]

uk   /ˌprɒf.ɪˈlæk.tɪk/  us   /ˌprɑː.fɪ-/
specialized medical something that is ​intended to ​preventdisease mainly US a condom
(Definition of prophylactic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prophylactic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 预防(性)的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預防(性)的…
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