adjective Date: 1953 capable of or tending to reduce or destroy fertility ; contraceptive <
antifertility agents

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  • antifertility — adjective capable of preventing conception or impregnation contraceptive devices and medications • Syn: ↑contraceptive, ↑prophylactic • Similar to: ↑protective • Derivationally related forms: ↑prophylactic …   Useful english dictionary

  • antifertility — /an tee feuhr til i tee, an tuy /, adj. Pharm. of or pertaining to a substance that inhibits the ability to produce offspring; contraceptive. [ANTI + FERTILITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • antifertility — adjective a) That reduces fertility b) contraceptive …   Wiktionary

  • antifertility — an·ti·fertility …   English syllables

  • antifertility — an•ti•fer•til•i•ty [[t]ˌæn ti fərˈtɪl ɪ ti, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. pha of or being a substance that inhibits the ability to produce offspring; contraceptive • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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