verb (used with object)
to prevent the conception of (offspring).
to prevent pregnancy or impregnation in; provide with the means for birth control.
- contraband of war,
- contraceptive device,
- contraceptive sponge,
Origin of contracept
First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from contraception
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