[kon-truh-sep-tiv] /ˌkɒn trəˈsɛp tɪv/
tending or serving to prevent conception or impregnation.
pertaining to .
a contraceptive device, drug, foam, etc.
relating to or used for contraception; able or tending to prevent impregnation
any device that prevents or tends to prevent conception
1891 (n.), 1918 (adj.), from stem of contraception + -ive.
contraceptive con·tra·cep·tive (kŏn’trə-sěp’tĭv)
Capable of preventing conception. n.
A device, drug, or chemical agent that prevents conception.
A substance or device capable of preventing pregnancy.
- 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.
[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.