Etymology
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contraception (n.)

"birth control, prevention of conception in the womb," coined 1886 from Latin contra "against" (see contra (prep., adv.)) + ending from conception.

Origin and meaning of contraception

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of contraception from WordNet

contraception (n.)
birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery;
Synonyms: contraceptive method
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