birth control

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of birth control

1 : control of the number of children or offspring born especially by preventing or lessening the frequency of conception : contraception
2 : contraceptive devices or preparations

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First Known Use of birth control

1876

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BIRTH CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of birth control for English Language Learners

  • : things that are done to keep a woman from becoming pregnant


Medical Dictionary

birth control

noun

medical Definition of birth control

1 : control of the number of children born especially by preventing or lessening the frequency of conception : contraception
2 : contraceptive devices or preparations


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