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English definition of “morning-after pill”

morning-after pill

noun [C usually singular]     /ˌmɔː.nɪŋˈɑːf.təˌpɪl/ US  /ˌmɔːr.nɪŋˈæf.tɚ-/
a pill containing a drug that prevents a woman from getting pregnant if it is taken after she has had sex Contraception
(Definition of morning-after pill noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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