Definition of coitus interruptus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


coitus interruptus

BrE BrE//ˌkɔɪtəs ɪntəˈrʌptəs//
, BrE//ˌkəʊɪtəs ɪntəˈrʌptəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪtəs ɪntəˈrʌptəs//
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an act of sexual intercourse in which the man removes his penis from the woman’s body before he ejaculates, in order to prevent the woman from becoming pregnant Word Originfrom coitus + Latin interruptus ‘interrupted’.