contraception
noun Etymology: contra- + conception Date: 1886 deliberate prevention of conception or impregnationcontraceptive adjective or noun

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  • CONTRACEPTION — La maîtrise de la fécondité humaine résulte de la mise en œuvre de procédés variés qui, avec le temps, sont devenus de plus en plus efficaces. Déjà, à l’échelle démographique, la seule pratique du coït interrompu fit baisser sensiblement la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contraception — n. the intentional prevention of conception or impregnation, especially when accomplished by the use of contraceptive medications or devices; a form of birth control. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contraception — birth control, coined 1886 from L. contra (see CONTRA (Cf. contra)) + ending from CONCEPTION (Cf. conception) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contraception — ► NOUN ▪ the use of contraceptives …   English terms dictionary

  • contraception — [kän΄trə sep′shən] n. [ CONTRA + (CON)CEPTION] the intentional prevention of fertilization of an ovum, as by special devices, drugs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Contraception — Contrôle des naissances Sexologie et sexualité Sexualité Sexualité humaine Amour Libido …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Contraception — A diaphragm (a type of physical barrier method) in its case, with a quarter added for scale …   Wikipedia

  • contraception — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ effective, reliable ▪ artificial ▪ emergency ▪ oral VERB + CONTRACEPTION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • contraception — /kon treuh sep sheuhn/, n. the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by any of various drugs, techniques, or devices; birth control. [1885 90; CONTRA 1 + (CON)CEPTION] * * * Birth control by prevention of conception or impregnation …   Universalium

  • contraception — n. to practice, use contraception * * * [ˌkɒntrə sepʃ(ə)n] use contraception to practice …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contraception — [[t]kɒ̱ntrəse̱pʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Contraception refers to methods of preventing pregnancy. Use a reliable method of contraception. Syn: birth control …   English dictionary

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