What does contraceptive mean?

Definitions for contraceptive
ˌkɒn trəˈsɛp tɪvcon·tra·cep·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device(adj)

    an agent or device intended to prevent conception

  2. contraceptive, prophylactic, antifertility(adj)

    capable of preventing conception or impregnation

    "contraceptive devices and medications"


  1. contraceptive(Noun)

    A mechanism or means by which conception as a result of sexual intercourse can be prevented or made less likely.

    Putting a pig's bladder over one's penis during intercourse is not a good contraceptive.

    Etymology: Coined in the twentieth century from ; compare the related contraception.

  2. contraceptive(Adjective)

    That acts to prevent conception as a result of sexual intercourse.

    She was careful to take her contraceptive pill at the same time every day.

    Etymology: Coined in the twentieth century from ; compare the related contraception.

How to pronounce contraceptive?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contraceptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contraceptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of contraceptive in a Sentence

  1. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    Even if just 5-10% of men used this (an oral contraceptive), it would limit population growth.

  2. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    If we can find a drug that blocks any of these proteins, that would be a good contraceptive.

  3. Paul Clement:

    They need not execute or deliver paperwork empowering anyone to use their plan infrastructure to provide contraceptive coverage, nor even notify the government of their desire for an exemption.

  4. Nancy Stanwood:

    While most private insurance plans under the ACA are required to cover all contraceptive case, too often plans fail to follow this mandate, as physicians, we have seen multiple cases of women being wrongfully denied contraceptive coverage they have paid for and are entitled to by law.

  5. Lisa Stern:

    There’s already been research showing there have been changes in contraceptive use patterns.

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