diaphragm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"diaphragm" in British English

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diaphragmnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.ə.fræm/

diaphragm noun [C] (MUSCLE)

the ​muscle that ​separates the ​chest from the ​lowerpart of the ​body

diaphragm noun [C] (BIRTH CONTROL)

a ​circularrubberdevice that a woman puts inside her vagina before having ​sex, to ​avoidbecomingpregnant

diaphragm noun [C] (COVER)

specialized engineering any ​thinpiece of ​materialstretchedacross an ​opening
(Definition of diaphragm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"diaphragm" in American English

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diaphragmnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌfræm/
a ​thinpiece of ​material that is ​stretchedacross an ​opening, esp. the ​muscle that separates the ​chest from the ​lowerpart of the ​bodycontaining the ​stomach and ​bowels
(Definition of diaphragm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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