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CONTRACEPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contraception mean? 

CONTRACEPTION (noun)
  The noun CONTRACEPTION has 1 sense:

1. birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery

  Familiarity information: CONTRACEPTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRACEPTION (noun)


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Meaning:

Birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

contraception; contraceptive method

Hypernyms ("contraception" is a kind of...):

birth control; birth prevention; family planning (limiting the number of children born)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contraception"):

oral contraception (contraception achieved by taking oral contraceptive pills)

surgical contraception (contraception by surgical sterilization)


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