verb (used with object)

to prevent the conception of (offspring).
to prevent pregnancy or impregnation in; provide with the means for birth control.

Nearby words

  1. contraband of war,
  2. contrabandist,
  3. contrabass,
  4. contrabasso,
  5. contrabassoon,
  6. contraception,
  7. contraceptive,
  8. contraceptive device,
  9. contraceptive sponge,
  10. contraclockwise

Origin of contracept

First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from contraception Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019