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 (ăn′tē-fər-tĭl′ĭ-tē, ăn′tī-)
Capable of reducing or eliminating fertility; contraceptive.
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acting to suppress fertility or as a contraceptive
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(ˌæn ti fərˈtɪl ɪ ti, ˌæn taɪ-)

of or being a substance that inhibits the ability to produce offspring; contraceptive.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antifertility - capable of preventing conception or impregnationantifertility - capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"
protective - intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"
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