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
Recent Examples of condom from the Web
Reckitt Benckiser, a consumer conglomerate, also makes products such as Veet hair remover, Air Wick air fresheners, Lysol cleaner and Durex condoms.
The Center for Biological Diversity, which was handing out condoms at Lincoln Park Zoo last week in advance of the big day, wants us to know that this giant number is no cause for celebration.
A number of electronic devices and condoms were seized from his vehicle, court documents state.
The denim may not have condom packets pinned to it anymore, but the self-expressive vibes of T-Boz, Chilli, and Left Eye are still heavy.
According to the report, 97% reported using condoms, while 56% reported using birth control pills.
Using condoms is also recommended for the waiting period.
Fashion’s reigning party king Alexander Wang will be joining in Sunday’s LGBTQ Pride March in a chic, all-black (naturally) float, distributing #ProtectYourWang condoms and temporary tattoos through the crowd.
The program also hands out Narcan, a drug that saves the lives of users who are overdosing on opioids, as well as condoms and other supplies commonly needed on the streets.
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Origin and Etymology of condom
First Known Use: circa 1706See Words from the same year
CONDOM Defined for English Language Learners
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 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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