Definition of prophylactically in English:

prophylactically

adverb

  • See prophylactic

    • ‘You see, I am one of those people who live prophylactically and sanely and sensibly.’
    • ‘It can be used as needed or prophylactically during times of increased stress that may provoke symptoms.’
    • ‘Drugs like verapamil, divalproex, topiramate, lithium carbonate, methysergide and prednisone are used prophylactically in prevention.’
    • ‘Following recovery from an acute episode they were treated prophylactically with lithium carbonate and followed for a period of two years.’
    • ‘Low dose aspirin given prophylactically will reduce the chance of developing pre-eclampsia by 15%, with a similar reduction in fetal death.’

Pronunciation

prophylactically

/ˌprɒfɪˈlaktɪkli/