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1‘prophylactic measures should be taken’
preventive, preventative, precautionary, protective, disease-preventing, pre-emptive, counteractive, preclusive, anticipatory, inhibitory, deterrent
1‘vaccination remains one of the greatest prophylactics the world has ever known’
preventive measure, precaution, safeguard, safety measure
2‘a packet of prophylactics’
North American female condom
North American British trademark Durex, Femidom
North American informal Frenchy
North American British informal johnny, something for the weekend
North American informal rubber, safe, safety, skin
North American British informal, dated French letter
North American dated protective
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