child-birth

childbirth

[chahyld-burth]
noun
an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition: a difficult childbirth.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see child, birth

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childbirth (ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ)
 
n
the act of giving birth to a childRelated: obstetric
 
Related: obstetric

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childbirth child·birth (chīld'bûrth')
n.
Parturition.

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