contraceptive [n] birth control method armor, barrier method, coil, condom, diaphragm, foam, hormone, intrauterine device, IUD, jelly, loop, pill, planned parenthood, preventative, preventive medicine, prophylactic, rhythm method, ring, rubber, safety, shield, spermicidal cream, sponge, vaginal suppository; concepts 307,446

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  • contraceptive — adj. capable of preventing conception or impregnation; as, contraceptive devices and medications. Syn: prophylactic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contraceptive — n. a substance or device used to prevent conception. Syn: preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, prophylactic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contraceptive — [kän΄trə sep′tiv] adj. of or used for contraception n. any contraceptive device or agent …   English World dictionary

  • contraceptive — 1891 (n.), 1918 (adj.), from stem of CONTRACEPTION (Cf. contraception) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contraceptive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) preventing conception. 2) relating to contraception. ► NOUN ▪ a device or drug used to prevent conception …   English terms dictionary

  • contraceptive — [[t]kɒ̱ntrəse̱ptɪv[/t]] contraceptives 1) ADJ: ADJ n A contraceptive method or device is a method or a device which a woman uses to prevent herself from becoming pregnant. ...a demand for a greater choice of effective contraceptive methods... It… …   English dictionary

  • contraceptive — ● contraceptif, contraceptive adjectif (anglais contraceptive) Qui assure la contraception, qui empêche la fécondation : Pilule contraceptive. Qui a trait à la contraception : Propagande contraceptive …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contraceptive — I UK [ˌkɒntrəˈseptɪv] / US [ˌkɑntrəˈseptɪv] noun [countable] Word forms contraceptive : singular contraceptive plural contraceptives a drug, method, or object used for preventing a woman from becoming pregnant II UK [ˌkɒntrəˈseptɪv] / US… …   English dictionary

  • contraceptive — 1. adjective /ˈkɒn.trəˌsɛp.tɪv/ That acts to prevent conception as a result of sexual intercourse. She was careful to take her contraceptive pill at the same time every day. 2. noun /ˈkɒn.trəˌsɛp.tɪv/ A mechanism or means by which conception as a …   Wiktionary

  • contraceptive — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ effective ▪ oral ▪ emergency ▪ prescription (AmE) VERB + CONTRACEPTIVE ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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