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English noun: childbed

1. childbed (state) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child


SamplesShe was in labor for six hours.


Synonymsconfinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail


Broader (hypernym)birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition


Narrower (hyponym)premature labor, premature labour


Part holonymasynclitism, effacement, obliquity, uterine contraction


Part meronymgestation, maternity, pregnancy









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