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Monday, November 01, 2010

Definitions for enceinte

  1. Pregnant; with child
  2. A wall or enclosure, as of a fortified place.

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Citations for enceinte
"Tell them you are enceinte and ask for food. They will give you a good meal and ask no questions." George Orwell, Down and out in Paris and London
The young countess, now visibly enceinte beneath her gown, was radiantly happy, for her husband was obviously deeply in love with her. Bertrice Small, This Heart of Mine
Origin of enceinte
1590-1600
Enceinte derives from the Latin cingere, "to belt, gird, or surround."