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con·dom

 (kŏn′dəm)
n.
1. A flexible sheath, usually made of latex or polyurethane, designed to cover the penis during sexual intercourse for contraceptive purposes or as a means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
2. A similar device, consisting of a loose-fitting polyurethane or synthetic rubber sheath closed at one end, that is inserted into the vagina before sexual intercourse. Also called female condom.

[Origin unknown.]

condom

(ˈkɒndɒm; ˈkɒndəm)
n
a sheathlike covering of thin rubber worn on the penis or in the vagina during sexual intercourse to prevent conception or infection
[C18: of unknown origin]

con•dom

(ˈkɒn dəm, ˈkʌn-)

n.
a thin sheath, usu. of rubber, worn over the penis during sexual intercourse to prevent conception or sexually transmitted disease.
[1700–10; of obscure orig.]

condom

rubber
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condom - contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercoursecondom - contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

condom

noun sheath, safe (U.S. & Canad. slang), rubber (U.S. slang), blob (Brit. slang), scumbag (U.S. slang), Frenchie (slang), flunky (slang), French letter (slang), rubber johnny (Brit. slang), French tickler (slang) It's much better to use a condom every time you have sex.
Translations
preservatiu
kondom
kondom
kondomi
prezervativ
óvszer
smokkur
コンドーム
콘돔
prezervatyvas
prezervativ
kondom
kondom
ถุงยางอนามัย
bao cao su

condom

[ˈkɒndəm] Ncondón m, preservativo m

condom

[ˈkɒndəm ˈkɒndɒm] npréservatif m

condom

nKondom nt or m, → Präservativ nt

condom

[ˈkɒndəm] npreservativo

condom

عازِلٌ مَطَّاطِيّ kondom kondom Kondom προφυλακτικό preservativo kondomi préservatif prezervativ profilattico コンドーム 콘돔 condoom kondom kondom preservativo презерватив kondom ถุงยางอนามัย prezervatif bao cao su 避孕套

con·dom

n. condón, contraceptivo masculino.

condom

n condón m, preservativo
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