HyperDic: prophylactic

English > 5 senses of the word prophylactic:
ADJECTIVEallprophylactic, contraceptive, antifertilitycapable of preventing conception or impregnation
allprophylactic, cautionarywarding off
allprophylactic, preventive, preventativepreventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
NOUNartifactprophylactic, preventive, preventativeremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
artifactprophylactic, condom, rubber, safety, safecontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
prophylactic > pronunciation
Soundspraa.fihlae'ktihk; prow.fihlae'ktihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > prophylactic: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of preventing conception or impregnation.
Synonymscontraceptive, antifertility
BroaderprotectiveIntended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
Spanishanticonceptivo, profiláctico
Catalananticonceptiu
Nounsprophylacticcontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
English > prophylactic: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningwarding off.
Example"the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
Synonymcautionary
BroaderprotectiveIntended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
Spanishpreventivo, profiláctico
Catalanpreventiu, profilàctic
English > prophylactic: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningpreventing or contributing to the prevention of disease.
Examples
  • "vaccines are prophylactic"
  • "a prophylactic drug"
Synonymspreventive, preventative
Broaderhealthfulconducive to good health of body or mind
Spanishpreventivo, profiláctico
Catalanpreventiu, profilàctic
Nounsprophylacticremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
prophylaxisthe prevention of disease
English > prophylactic: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.
Synonymspreventive, preventative
Broaderremedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
Spanishprofiláctico
Catalanprofilàctic
Adjectivesprophylacticpreventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
English > prophylactic: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningcontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse.
Synonymscondom, rubber, safety, safe
Broadercontraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceAn agent or device intended to prevent conception
Spanishcondom, condón, goma, preservativo, profiláctico
Catalancondom, Condom, condó, goma, preservatiu, profilàctic
Adjectivesprophylacticcapable of preventing conception or impregnation

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