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Meaning of "spermicide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPERMICIDE

spermicide  [ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPERMICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spermicide 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 SPERMICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Spermicide

Spermicide is a contraceptive substance that destroys sperm, inserted vaginally prior to intercourse to prevent pregnancy. As a contraceptive, spermicide may be used alone. However, the pregnancy rate experienced by couples using only spermicide is higher than that of couples using other methods. Usually, spermicides are combined with contraceptive barrier methods such as diaphragms, condoms, cervical caps, and sponges. Combined methods are believed to result in lower pregnancy rates than either method alone. Spermicides are unscented, clear, unflavored, non-staining, and lubricative.

Definition of spermicide in the English dictionary

The definition of spermicide in the dictionary is any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPERMICIDE


bactericide
bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd
Barmecide
ˈbɑːmɪˌsaɪd
countryside
ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd
deicide
ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd
fungicide
ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd
germicide
ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd
Heaviside
ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd
herbicide
ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
Merseyside
ˈmɜːzɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
regicide
ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
silicide
ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd
Speyside
ˈspeɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
vermicide
ˈvɜːmɪˌsaɪd
wayside
ˈweɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPERMICIDE

spermatotheca
spermatothecae
spermatozoa
spermatozoal
spermatozoan
spermatozoic
spermatozoid
spermatozoon
spermic
spermicidal
spermiduct
spermine
spermiogeneses
spermiogenesis
spermiogenetic
spermogone
spermogonia
spermogonium
spermophile
spermophyte

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPERMICIDE

algicide
assisted suicide
biopesticide
culpable homicide
decide
feticide
filicide
foeticide
fratricide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
liberticide
matricide
miticide
molluscicide
negligent homicide
nematicide
parricide
patricide
raticide
tyrannicide

Synonyms and antonyms of spermicide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spermicide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPERMICIDE

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

Translator English - Chinese

杀精
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espermicida
570 millions of speakers

English

spermicide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पर्मीसाइड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مبيد النطاف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спермициды
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espermicida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

spermicide
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spermicide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spermisida
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spermizid
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

殺精子剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

살정제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spermisida
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chất diệt tinh trùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

spermicide
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शुक्राणूनाशक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

spermisit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spermicida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spermicide
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сперміциди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spermicid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπερματοκτόνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spermdoder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spermicid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sæddrepende middel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spermicide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPERMICIDE»

The term «spermicide» is regularly used and occupies the 59.043 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPERMICIDE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «spermicide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «spermicide» 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 spermicide

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPERMICIDE»

Discover the use of spermicide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spermicide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Birth Control
Spermicides developed through a trial-and-error basis, and that ancient spermicides exist attests to long-standing needs and desires for some kind of fertility control. Among the first, if not the first, of the com- mercial spermicide products were ...
Vern L. Bullough, 2001
2
An Invitation to Health 2009-2010 Edition
Squeeze spermicide into Squeeze rim together; Check placement to make. immediately or at any time during the next 24 hours. However, the sponge must remain in place for six hours after intercourse. To remove, gently pull the cloth loop or ...
Dianne Hales, 2008
3
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
Even though they are called "barriers," the diaphragm and cervical cap used without spermicide do not reliably block the passage of sperm. Their main function is to hold the spermicide in place over the cervix and kill any sperm trying to enter ...
Anthony L. Komaroff, 2005
4
Handbook of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
The other barriers are used inside the vagina to cover and block the opening in the cervix (cervical os) that leads to the uterine cavity along with spermicide to kill sperm. Nonoxynol-9, the active ingredient in spermicides available in the United  ...
Gina M. Wingood, Ralph J. DiClemente, 2002
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The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health
Unlike the diaphragm, however, the cervical cap requires relatively little spermicide and can be left in place for a longer period of time. Even the small amount of spermicide used may be enough to help prevent (but not guarantee against) the ...
Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Terra Diane Ziporyn, 2004
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Fertility Control
Additionally, these cost savings would be further reflected by the decreased incidence of long-term sequelae of PID, namely chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. Convenience and Comfort Spermicide is convenient in that it is ...
S.L. Corson, R.J. Derman, 1995
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Human Sexuality: Biological, Psychological, and Cultural ...
The diaphragm fits snugly over the cervix and holds the spermicide in place. As a method of birth control, the diaphragmis 86 to 94percent effective. The disadvantages of the diaphragm are that it does not protect against STIs/HIV. It may be ...
Anne Bolin, Patricia Whelehan, 2009
8
Sexual Solutions
It must be left in for eight hours after lovemaking to allow the spermicide to kill all the sperm. Couples who make love a second time before eight hours have elapsed should insert more spermicide with a plunger applicator without removing the ...
Michael Castleman, 1989
9
Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal ...
A causal relationship between vaginal spermicides and congenital abnormalities was first tentatively proposed in a 1981 study comparing 763 spermicide users and 3902 nonuser controls (2). The total number of infants with malformations ...
Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe, 2008
10
Berek & Novak's Gynecology
Nonoxynol-9 is not absorbed from the human vagina, however (36,39), and several large studies have found no greater risk of miscarriage, birth defects, or low birth weight in spermicide users than in other women (40,41). Nonoxynol-9 is toxic ...
Jonathan S. Berek, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPERMICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spermicide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Le Coca-Cola fait-il un bon spermicide ?
Le Coca-Cola fait-il un bon spermicide ? Il vous reste 71% de l'article à lire. Achetez cet article 2 € Accédez à l'ensemble des articles payants à partir de 1 ... «Le Monde, May 15»
2
This Natural Spermicide Turns Your Tongue Green
Vanadium is the 23rd element. It's a simple gray metal that has a remarkable property — it acts as a natural and effective spermicide. In some ways, it's a better ... «io9, Jan 15»
3
The Snake Oil Bulletin: Don't Get Your Dorito Spermicide Here!
Greetings and Salutations, friends! Do you have aches and pains what ail you? Are you afflicted by rheumatism, King's evil, and the French pox? Do you seek ... «Wonkette, Jan 15»
4
Nurse Jackie Recap 6/15/14: Season 6 Episode 10 “Sidecars and …
Tonight on Showtime the twisted and darkly funny NURSE JACKIE is back with a new episode called, “Sidecars and Spermicide.” On tonight's episode as ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jun 14»
5
Birth control and you
"You are generally taught how to insert it and you insert it way up in the vagina towards the back of the cervix to cover it, and then you apply the spermicide," he ... «Jamaica Observer, Mar 14»
6
Sperm finding could improve fertility, contraceptives
The only spermicide that's commercially available is detergent-based, a formulation that makes certain users more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases. «Cornell Chronicle, Feb 14»
7
QJSex: Spermicides
Condoms, hormonal birth control, and abstinence are the most often promoted methods for preventing pregnancy, but spermicides aren't discussed nearly as ... «Queen's Journal, Feb 13»
8
Caps, diaphragms and spermicides can be effective methods of …
The failure rate of the cap and spermicide in women who have not given birth varies from nine to 20%, ie nine to 20 women in 100 will get pregnant in a year of ... «The Star Online, Feb 13»
9
Bill Maher And Panel Clash Over Todd Akin's 'Mystical Spermicide
Maher mocked Akin's “mystical spermicide theory,” and argued that his comments are just the latest example of a Republican party that does not like single ... «Mediaite, Aug 12»
10
Five hidden causes of yeast Infections
You use spermicidal condoms. The active ingredient in most spermicides is nonoxynol-9, which is not the gentlest substance. “If the spermicide is irritating for the ... «Myjoyonline.com, May 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spermicide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spermicide>. Apr 2020 ».
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