condom

noun con·dom \ ˈkän-dəm , ˈkən- , dialectal -drəm \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of condom

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

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CONDOM Defined for English Language Learners

condom

noun

Definition of condom for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

condom

noun con·dom \ ˈkän-dəm also ˈkən- \

medical Definition of condom

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