contraception

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noun con·tra·cep·tion \ ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən \

Definition of contraception

:deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

contraceptive

play \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of contraception

contra- + conception


CONTRACEPTION Defined for English Language Learners

contraception

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noun

Definition of contraception for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

contraception

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noun con·tra·cep·tion \ ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən \

medical Definition of contraception

:deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

contraceptive

play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective or noun


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