barrier method

barrier method noun
The method of contraception in which a physical barrier is placed between the sperm and the ovum, such as a condom or diaphragm
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Main Entry:barrier

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ˈbarrier method 7 [barrier method] noun
a method of avoiding becoming pregnant by stopping the ↑sperm from reaching the egg, for example by using a ↑condom

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  • barrier method — barrier ,method noun count MEDICAL any form of CONTRACEPTION in which an object, rather than a drug, is used for preventing women from becoming pregnant. The use of CONDOMS is a barrier method …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • barrier method — barrier .method n barrier methods of ↑contraception involve the use of ↑condoms etc, which physically prevent the ↑sperm from reaching the egg …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • barrier method — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms barrier method : singular barrier method plural barrier methods medical any form of contraception in which an object, rather than a drug, is used for preventing women from becoming pregnant. The use of condoms… …   English dictionary

  • barrier method — barrier methods N COUNT: usu pl Barrier methods of contraception involve the use of condoms, diaphragms, or other devices that physically prevent the sperm from reaching the egg …   English dictionary

  • barrier method — noun A means of contraception by forming an impenetrable barrier between sexual partners …   Wiktionary

  • barrier method — noun a method of contraception using a device or preparation which prevents sperm from reaching an ovum …   English new terms dictionary

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