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newborn

[noo-bawrn, nyoo-] /ˈnuˈbɔrn, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
recently or only just born.
2.
born anew; reborn:
a newborn faith in human goodness.
noun, plural newborn, newborns.
3.
a newborn infant; neonate.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see new, born
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British Dictionary definitions for new-born

newborn

/ˈnjuːˌbɔːn/
adjective
1.
  1. recently or just born
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the newborn
2.
(of hope, faith, etc) reborn
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Word Origin and History for new-born

newborn

adj.

also new-born, c.1300, from new + born. As a noun from 1879.

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new-born in Medicine

newborn new·born (nōō'bôrn', nyōō'-)
adj.
Very recently born. n.
A neonate.

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