lyings-in

lying-in

[lahy-ing-in]
noun, plural lyings-in, lying-ins.
1.
the state of being in childbed; confinement.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or providing facilities for childbirth: a lying-in hospital.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English lyynge in. See lie2, -ing1, in

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lying-in
 
n , pl lyings-in
a.  confinement in childbirth
 b.  (as modifier): a lying-in hospital

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lying-in ly·ing-in (lī'ĭng-ĭn')
n. pl. ly·ings-in (lī'ĭngz-) or ly·ing-ins
A state attending childbirth. adj.
Of or intended for use during childbirth.

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