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Noun: contraceptive  ,kón-tru'sep-tiv
  1. An agent or device intended to prevent conception
    - preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device
Adjective: contraceptive  ,kón-tru'sep-tiv
  1. Capable of preventing conception or impregnation
    "contraceptive devices and medications";
    - prophylactic, antifertility

Derived forms: contraceptives

See also: protective

Type of: device

Encyclopedia: Contraceptive