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prophylactic in Illness & disability topic

prophylacticprophylactic2 noun [countable]  1 MI technical something used to prevent disease2 American EnglishXX formal a condom – often used humorously
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prophylacticDown at the tideline an island boy and his younger brother played with a handful of their own certified prophylactics.He hissed those words under his breath, your friend, his fingers digging mindlessly into the clear plastic packets of prophylactics.