oral contraceptive

o·ral con·tra·cep·tive
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-uh l, ohr- kon-truh-sep-tiv]
    • /ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr- ˌkɒn trəˈsɛp tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-uh l, ohr- kon-truh-sep-tiv]
    • /ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr- ˌkɒn trəˈsɛp tɪv/

Definitions of oral contraceptive words

  • noun oral contraceptive birth-control pill. 1
  • noun oral contraceptive the Pill 1

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Origin of oral contraceptive

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

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Parts of speech for Oral contraceptive


oral contraceptive popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for oral contraceptive

noun oral contraceptive

  • abortion pill — a drug, such as mifepristone, used to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stage
  • birth control pill — an oral contraceptive for women, containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum, causing temporary infertility.
  • brompton cocktail — an analgesic mixture, usually containing morphine and cocaine and sometimes other narcotic substances in an alcohol solution, administered primarily to advanced cancer patients.
  • brompton mixture — a mixture of narcotics, tranquilizers, and alcohol, used to kill pain for terminally ill patients
  • mifepristone — an antigestational drug, C 29 H 35 NO 2 , that prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall by blocking the action of progesterone.

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