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The condom has saved so many lives, and it'll save so many more lives. We really owe a great deal to the rubber tree.
Mechai Viravaidya

Meaning of "condom" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONDOM

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONDOM

condom  [ˈkɒndɒm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONDOM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Condom is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONDOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Condom

A condom is a barrier device commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy and spreading sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS. It is put on an erect penis and physically blocks ejaculated semen from entering the body of a sexual partner. Condoms are also used for collection of semen for use in infertility treatment. Because condoms are waterproof, elastic, and durable, they are also used for non-sexual purposes such as creating waterproof microphones and protecting rifle barrels from clogging. In the modern age, condoms are most often made from latex, but some are made from other materials such as polyurethane, polyisoprene, or lamb intestine. A female condom is also available, often made of nitrile. As a method of birth control, male condoms have the advantages of being inexpensive, easy to use, having few side effects, and offering protection against sexually transmitted diseases. With proper knowledge and application technique—and use at every act of intercourse—women whose partners use male condoms experience a 2% per-year pregnancy rate with perfect use and an 18% per-year pregnancy rate with typical use.

Definition of condom in the English dictionary

The definition of condom in the dictionary is a sheathlike covering of thin rubber worn on the penis or in the vagina during sexual intercourse to prevent conception or infection.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONDOM


dom
dɒm
Femidom
ˈfɛmɪdɒm
non-dom
ˌnɒnˈdɒm
Strijdom
ˈstraɪdɒm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONDOM

conditions
condo
condolatory
condole
condolement
condolence
condolences
condolent
condoler
condolingly
condominium
condominium unit
condonable
condonation
condone
condoner
condor
Condorcet
condottiere
condottieri

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONDOM

at random
Christendom
fandom
female condom
heathendom
kitchendom
mandom
nonrandom
pagandom
pseudorandom
queendom
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Synonyms and antonyms of condom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONDOM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «condom» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of condom

Translation of «condom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONDOM

Find out the translation of condom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of condom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «condom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

避孕套
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

preservativo
570 millions of speakers

English

condom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कंडोम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عازِلٌ مَطَّاطِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

презерватив
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

preservativo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কনডম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

préservatif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kondom
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kondom
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コンドーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콘돔
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kondom
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao cao su
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆணுறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कंडोम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

prezervatif
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

profilattico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kondom
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

презерватив
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prezervativ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προφυλακτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kondoom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kondom
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kondom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of condom

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONDOM»

The term «condom» is very widely used and occupies the 16.082 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONDOM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «condom» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «condom» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about condom

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QUOTES WITH «CONDOM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word condom.
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Mechai Viravaidya
The condom has saved so many lives, and it'll save so many more lives. We really owe a great deal to the rubber tree.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONDOM»

Discover the use of condom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to condom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Condom Sense: A Guide to Sexual Survival in the New Millennium
Discusses AIDS and how to use condoms to prevent its spread, and explains in simple, direct language how to choose and use them.
M. Monica Sweeney, Rita Kirwan Grisman, 2005
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Culture and the Condom
The essays in this book provide a stimulating historical and cultural inquiry into the multiplicity of meanings attributed to one prophylactic: the condom.
Karen Anijar, Thuy DaoJensen, 2005
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Condom Nation: The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign ...
Alexandra M. Lord draws on medical research, news reports, the expansive records of the Public Health Service, and interviews with former surgeons general to examine these efforts, from early initiatives through the administration of George ...
Alexandra M. Lord, 2010
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Condom
From Casanova to Paris Hilton, sex is always present - and condoms have been around a long time, in many different forms and designs.
Paul Allen, 2007
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The Killer Condom
It looks like a condom. It feels like a condom. But it's no ordinary condom it's a killer! Ralf Konig's classic, which has been produced as a feature film and staged as a life-sized puppet show, is once again available in English!
‎2009
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The Humble Little Condom: A History
Describes the origins of the condom as well as the different varieties which have been manufactured over the centuries, and surveys the debates over its use for birth control and prevention of sexually trasmitted diseases.
Aine Collier, 2007
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Factors Associated with Condom Use Among African-American ...
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection continues to disproportionately affect African-American communities.
Angela Branch-Vital, Angela Branch-Vital, M.A., B.S., 2008
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101 Uses of a Condom
A collection of cartoons showing some unlikely but very humorous uses for prophylactics
Russell Jones, 1988
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Promoting Abstinence, Being Faithful, and Condom Use with ...
This book examines how the “ABC” behaviors – Abstinence, Being faithful, and Condom use – can be promoted more effectively with young rural Africans.
Mary Louisa Plummer, 2012
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Emotional Intimacy Predicts Condom Use: Findings in a Group ...
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between condom use and emotional intimacy.
Rahul H. Damani, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONDOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term condom is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists have invented a condom that feels like human skin
Scientists have created a condom that feels like human skin – but they need our help to make it sexy. Earlier this year Australian researchers ... «Metro, Jul 15»
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Laude case: Reexamination of condom wrapper OKd
OLONGAPO CITY—The judge hearing the murder case against US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton on Monday ordered forensics ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Condom and breath mints included! College students can now get …
Condom and breath mints included! College students can now get 'consent contracts'. Posted at 1:34 pm on July 7, 2015 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments. «Twitchy, Jul 15»
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Fireworks Citation, Condom-Covered Tree: HdG Crime
Union Avenue business burglarized, sexual assault after Fourth of July party and more from the Havre de Grace Police Department. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Man bashes prostitute over condom
A GWERU man employed by the agriculture ministry as a veterinary officer was on Monday fined for assaulting a prostitute in a row over a ... «New Zimbabwe.com, Jul 15»
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Has the 5-fold increase in condom supply to Nashik got a Kumbh …
In an interesting development, the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) has dispatched 5.40 lakh condoms to Nashik on Monday. «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
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Sex virus story goes viral: Why the colour-coded STI condom is a hoax
Even with the endless information resources offered by the internet, there are occasions where we journalists get things wrong. From celebrity ... «Techly, Jul 15»
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Condom sales double in district
NASHIK: Awareness campaigns coupled with robust advertising has sent the condom sales soaring in the district. According to the recent data, ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Condom Packet Size Euro-Row Laid Bare By UK Business …
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Sajid Javid, the Newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, arrives at Downing Street on May 11, 2015 in ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
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Condom shortage: Jitters in Nashik ahead of Kumbh
NASHIK: The Maharashtra State Aids Control Society (MSAC) has expressed fear in the run-up to the Kumbh Mela of unprotected sex and the ... «Times of India, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Condom [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/condom>. Dec 2019 ».
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