Origin of prophylactic
OTHER WORDS FROM prophylacticpro·phy·lac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use prophylactic in a sentence
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.
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.
Saying “no” is a crucial prophylactic for cities that aspire to keep their politics clean.
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.