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Related to contraceptive sponge: contraceptive diaphragm, contraceptive pill, spermicide, Contraceptive film
a pliable hydrophilic piece of polyurethane foam infused with spermicide that is inserted into the vagina before coitus; used as a nonprescription contraceptive device.
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A small absorbent contraceptive pad that contains a spermicide and is placed against the cervix of the uterus before sexual intercourse.
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contraceptive spongeA contraceptive device that combines a barrier (sponge) and a spermicide to prevent pregnancy. The sponge is inserted into the vagina before sexual intercourse and usually covers the cervix.
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con·tra·cep·tive sponge(kon'tră-sep'tiv spŭnj)
A pliable hydrophilic piece of polyurethane foam infused with spermicide that is inserted into the vagina before coitus; used as a nonprescription contraceptive device.
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A sponge impregnated with a spermicide. It is used intravaginally during sexual intercourse as a method of contraception. See: illustrationSynonym: spermicidal sponge See: contraceptive
See also: sponge
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