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Definition of "contraceptive" []

  • Capable of preventing conception. (adjective)
  • A device, drug, or chemical agent that prevents conception. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contraceptive" in a sentence
  • "Hell, one could make the argument that using a contraceptive is the same thing and just circumvent the whole fetus/life debate."
  • ""The abortion industry ... has redefined the term contraceptive to include poisons ... that cause the early human being to die."
  • "Santelli, who will present new research findings next week at a meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, says his study — to be published later this year — shows a downturn in contraceptive use since 2003."