contraceptive

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•tra•cep•tive  (kon′trə septiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Medicinetending or serving to prevent conception or impregnation.
  2. Medicinepertaining to contraception.

n. 
  1. Medicinea contraceptive device, drug, foam, etc.
  • contra-1 + (con)ceptive 1890–95


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

contraceptive /ˌkɒntrəˈsɛptɪv/ adj
  1. relating to or used for contraception; able or tending to prevent impregnation
n
  1. any device that prevents or tends to prevent conception



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