morning-after pill
noun Date: 1957 an oral drug usually containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

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  • morning-after pill — morning after pills N COUNT: usu the N in sing The morning after pill is a pill that a woman can take some hours after having sex to prevent herself from becoming pregnant …   English dictionary

  • morning-after pill — ► NOUN ▪ a contraceptive pill that is effective within about thirty six hours after intercourse …   English terms dictionary

  • morning-after pill — n a drug that a woman can take a few hours after having sex to prevent her from becoming ↑pregnant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • morning-after pill — morning after ,pill noun count a drug that a woman can take after having sex to stop her from becoming pregnant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Morning-after-Pill — Morning after Pill,   aus dem Englischen stammende Bezeichnung für die Pille danach …   Universal-Lexikon

  • morning-after pill — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑contraceptive, ↑preventive,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • morning-after pill — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms morning after pill : singular morning after pill plural morning after pills a drug that a woman can take after having sex to stop her from becoming pregnant …   English dictionary

  • morning-after pill — noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill taken the morning after sexual intercourse …   Wiktionary

  • morning-after pill — /mɔnɪŋ ˈaftə pɪl/ (say mawning ahftuh pil) noun prostaglandin, taken on the morning after sexual intercourse has occurred …   Australian English dictionary

  • morning-after pill — morn′ing af′ter pill n. pha a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women after sexual intercourse …   From formal English to slang

  • morning-after pill — /mawr ning af teuhr, ahf /, Pharm. a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women within a few hours after sexual intercourse. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

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