One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
British trademark Durex, Femidom
British informal johnny, something for the weekend
informal rubber, safe, safety, skin
British informal, dated French letter
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