Definition of spermicide in English:


Line breaks: spermi|cide
Pronunciation: /ˈspəːmɪsʌɪd


A substance that kills spermatozoa, used as a contraceptive: the diaphragm had to be smeared with spermicide [count noun]: spermicides should not be used without barriers
More example sentences
  • Condoms may not be the most suitable method of contraception if either partner has an allergy to latex rubber, plastic or spermicides.
  • They contain a spermicide - a chemical that damages or kills the sperm.
  • Nonhormone chemical contraceptives also include spermicides, which, as their name indicates, deactivate and kill sperm before they can fertilize the egg.



Pronunciation: /-ˈsʌɪd(ə)l/
More example sentences
  • You must use some kind of birth control (such as birth control pills or condoms plus spermicidal foam, or not having any sex).
  • Use of spermicidal jellies and creams increases susceptibility to infection by altering the vaginal flora and increasing the adhesion of Candida organisms.
  • If intercourse occurs more than once during the six hours that the diaphragm must remain in place, additional spermicidal jelly first should be inserted into the vagina.


Pronunciation: /-ˈsʌɪd(ə)l/
More example sentences
  • I've never combined condoms with gel or foam or sponges or diaphragms to increase protection, but I do make a point of getting the spermicidally lubricated ones.
  • The most commonly sold spermicidally lubricated condom is Durex Extra Safe, which comes in a blue wrapper.
  • They are smooth, clear nipple ended condoms that are spermicidally lubricated with Nonoxynol - 9.

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