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Definition 1: an agent or device intended to prevent conception - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for contraceptive in the sense of this definition

(contraceptive is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

(... is a kind of contraceptive ) a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa

Definition 2: capable of preventing conception or impregnation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contraceptive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • contraceptive devices and medications

Synonyms for contraceptive in the sense of this definition

(contraceptive is similar to ...) intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind

"a protective covering" "the use of protective masks and equipment" "protective coatings" "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody" "animals with protective coloring" "protective tariffs"

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