anti-rape

adjective
an·​ti-rape | \ ˌan-tē-ˈrāp, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-rape (audio) \
variants: or less commonly antirape

Definition of anti-rape

: serving or intended to prevent or discourage rape anti-rape activists an antirape movement

First Known Use of anti-rape

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-rape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-rape. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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