from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Intentional prevention of conception or impregnation through the use of various devices, agents, drugs, sexual practices, or surgical procedures.
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- n. the use of a device or procedure to prevent conception as a result of sexual activity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the intentional prevention of conception or impregnation, especially when accomplished by the use of contraceptive medications or devices; a form of birth control.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
contra- + (con)ception.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)