Origin of prophylactic
OTHER WORDS FROM prophylacticpro·phy·lac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use prophylactic in a sentence
Pfizer is also running a study to see if the pills help people who’ve only been exposed to covid-19, as a sort of prophylactic treatment.How Pfizer made an effective anti-covid pill|Antonio Regalado|February 4, 2022|MIT Technology Review
They also said that it may make sense for certain at-risk populations to be prescribed antivirals preemptively, as a prophylactic.We’ll never have a normal flu season again|Dylan Scott|January 18, 2022|Vox
Wynne’s sense is that North American home-canning recommendations are a prophylactic measure — to ensure the least possible chance of anything going awry.I found an old-school technique to conquer my jam fears. Then I tried to figure out if it’s safe.|Charlotte Druckman|August 26, 2021|Washington Post
Bischofberger said one of the most powerful uses of Tamiflu was as a preventive measure — when flu hits a region or a nursing home, people could be given a prophylactic daily pill.The quest for a pill to fight viruses gets a $3.2 billion boost|Carolyn Y. Johnson|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
A 1991 “60 Minutes” profile of Limbaugh included one of his patented themed updates — in this case a condom update — cued up with “Up, Up and Away,” and attacking the distribution of prophylactics in schools.Restoring the Fairness Doctrine can’t prevent another Rush Limbaugh|Heather Hendershot|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Section 5, by contrast, works as a prophylactic measure, stopping discrimination before it can occur.The Supreme Court’s Ruling and the End of the Civil-Rights Era|Adam Winkler|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In some sense, their embrace of self-described black conservatives can be seen as a prophylactic measure.How to Get a White Vote|Jamelle Bouie|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Michael Douglas inadvertently gave a great boost to the lowly prophylactic when he said oral sex gave him cancer.Thanks to Michael Douglas, It’s a Great Day for Dental Dams|Eliza Shapiro|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Six months later, at a hospital 600 miles from home, my mom underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy.I’m 25 and I Have the Angie Gene|Abby Haglage|May 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Saying “no” is a crucial prophylactic for cities that aspire to keep their politics clean.Two Huge Choices for Toronto's Future|David Frum|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the second class he is even superior, because the latter has not the same prophylactic against pride.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
Cold infusion of tar was used in our colonies as a prophylactic against the Small Pox.
Certain physicians employed a prophylactic remedy made up of very many substances.Catholic Churchmen in Science|James J. Walsh
Prophylactic, prof-i-lak′tik, adj. guarding against: defending from disease.
This was followed a few years later by the preparation of a prophylactic against cholera.