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Overview of noun prophylactic

The noun prophylactic has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. preventive, preventative, prophylactic

(remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives")

2. condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic

(contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse)

Overview of adj prophylactic

The adj prophylactic has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. contraceptive, prophylactic, antifertility

(capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications")

2. cautionary, prophylactic

(warding off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze)

3. preventive, preventative, prophylactic

(preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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