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contraception

noun con·tra·cep·tion \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən\

: things that are done to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant

Full Definition of CONTRACEPTION

:  deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation
con·tra·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective or noun

Origin of CONTRACEPTION

contra- + conception
First Known Use: 1886

contraception

noun con·tra·cep·tion \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTRACEPTION

:  deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation
con·tra·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective or noun

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