[kon-truh-sept] /ˌkɒn trəˈsɛpt/
verb (used with object)
to prevent the conception of (offspring).
to prevent pregnancy or impregnation in; provide with the means for birth control.
[kon-truh-sep-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trəˈsɛp ʃən/ noun 1. the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by any of various drugs, techniques, or devices; birth control. /ˌkɒntrəˈsɛpʃən/ noun 1. the intentional prevention of conception by artificial or natural means. Artificial methods in common use include preventing the sperm from reaching the ovum (using condoms, diaphragms, etc), inhibiting […]
[kon-truh-sep-tiv] /ˌkɒn trəˈsɛp tɪv/ adjective 1. tending or serving to prevent conception or impregnation. 2. pertaining to . noun 3. a contraceptive device, drug, foam, etc. /ˌkɒntrəˈsɛptɪv/ adjective 1. relating to or used for contraception; able or tending to prevent impregnation noun 2. any device that prevents or tends to prevent conception 1891 (n.), 1918 […]
- Contraceptive device
contraceptive device n. Any of various devices used to prevent pregnancy, including the diaphragm, condom, and intrauterine device.
- Contraceptive sponge
contraceptive sponge n. A small absorbent contraceptive pad that contains a spermicide and that is positioned against the cervix of the uterus before sexual intercourse.