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English definition of “contraceptive”


noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈsep.tɪv/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/
C2 any of various devices or drugs intended to prevent pregnancy: The clinic provides a free supply of contraceptives on request.Contraception
adjective uk   us  
a contraceptive device/pillContraception
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