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psychoprophylaxis

[sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-/
noun
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; psycho- + prophylaxis
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psychoprophylactic
[sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-tik, -prof-uh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk tɪk, -ˌprɒf ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychoprophylaxis

psychoprophylaxis

/ˌsaɪkəʊˌprəʊfɪˈlæksɪs/
noun
1.
a method of preparing women for natural childbirth by means of special breathing and relaxation
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