[ proh-fuh-lak-tik-lee, prof-uh- ]
/ ˌproʊ fəˈlæk tɪk li, ˌprɒf ə- /
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preventively or protectively, as against a disease or infection: You don't need to be given antibiotics prophylactically unless your symptoms meet certain criteria.
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