Synonyms of prophylactic


1. preventive, preventative, prophylactic, remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic

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

2. condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic, contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device

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


1. contraceptive, prophylactic, antifertility, protective (vs. unprotective)

usage: capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"

2. cautionary, prophylactic, protective (vs. unprotective)

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

3. preventive, preventative, prophylactic, healthful (vs. unhealthful)

usage: preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"

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