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
For instance, commercials for condoms are not allowed.
Scientists have long sought unobtrusive ways for women to protect themselves when their partners won’t use a condom — especially in poor countries where another option, a daily anti-HIV pill, isn’t widely available.
As Trump tries to get to the bottom of the redesign, his Secret Service agents uncover used condoms, a chicken bone and a pair of hoop hearings.
Ballay's sentence came after he was caught in August 1997 shoplifting socks, jeans, sheets and condoms from a K-Mart in Metairie.
So 17-year-old Montes and 16-year-old Balestri chose their unconventional material with pride: bright pink Planned Parenthood stickers and condoms.
The program, initially launched in 2015, is a citywide social media and marketing campaign with billboards and CTA ads to educate teens about unplanned pregnancies and STIs by providing information on testing sites and where to get free condoms.
Streaty had condoms, lubricant and a cellphone at the time of his arrest, according to court documents.
Now routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable.
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Origin and Etymology of condom
First Known Use: circa 1706
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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