spermicide

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sper·mi·cide

 (spûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one used as a contraceptive. Also called spermatocide.

sper′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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spermicide

(ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
ˌspermiˈcidal adj
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sper•mi•cide

(ˈspɜr məˌsaɪd)

n.
a sperm-killing agent, esp. a commercial birth-control preparation, usu. a cream or jelly.
[1925–30]
sper`mi•cid′al, adj.
sper`mi•cid′al•ly, adv.
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spermicide

a substance or preparation used for killing sperm, used in contraception. — spermicidal, adj.
See also: Birth
a substance or preparation used for killing sperm, used in contraception. — spermicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
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Noun1.spermicide - a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
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Translations

spermicide

[ˈspɜːmɪsaɪd] Nespermicida m
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spermicide

[ˈspɜːrmɪsaɪd] nspermicide msperm whale ncachalot m
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spermicide

nSpermizid nt
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spermicide

[ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd] nspermicida m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spermicide

n espermicida m
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In 1967, Baird was arrested in Boston after he distributed contraceptive foam to students during a lecture at Boston University.
In 1967 birth control advocate Bill Baird was arrested for distributing contraceptive foam to students during a public lecture at Boston College.
A comparative study of college student contraceptive preferences showed that students in 1990 were more favorable toward the condom and the diaphragm than students in 1985, but less favorable toward the rhythm method, contraceptive foam, male sterilization, and IUDs.