[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.


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