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.
[noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuh n-trakt] /noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 ˈkɒn trækt; verb kənˈtrækt/ noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division […]
[kon-trak-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌkɒn trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. any of various theories that justify moral principles and political choices because they depend on a social contract involving certain ideal conditions, as lack of ignorance or uncertainty. 2. a general ethical theory that individuals make the right choices under a hypothetical social contract.
noun 1. an indemnity agreement to protect against loss due to breach of contract.
- Contracted kidney
contracted kidney n. A diffusely scarred kidney in which the presence of abnormal fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy leads to a reduction in its size.