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birth controlnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​variousmethods or ​types of ​equipment that ​allowpeople to have ​sex without having ​children: [before noun] a new ​type of birth-control ​pill
(Definition of birth control from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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birth controlnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɜrθ kənˌtroʊl/
methods and ​devices that ​allowpeople to have ​sex without having ​children as a ​result
(Definition of birth control from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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