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condom

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noun con·dom \ˈkän-dəm, ˈkən-, dial -drəm\

Simple Definition of condom

  • : a thin rubber covering that a man wears on his penis during sex in order to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant or to prevent the spread of diseases

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of condom

  1. 1 :  a sheath commonly of rubber worn over the penis (as to prevent conception or venereal infection during coitus)

  2. 2 :  a device that is designed to be inserted into the vagina before coitus and that resembles in form and function the condom used by males

Origin and Etymology of condom

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1706

Rhymes with condom


Medical Dictionary

condom

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noun con·dom \ˈkän-dəm also ˈkən-\

Medical Definition of condom

  1. 1:  a sheath commonly of rubber worn over the penis (as to prevent conception or venereal infection during coitus)—called also sheath

  2. 2:  a device that is designed to be inserted into the vagina before coitus and that resembles in form and function the condom used by males





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