lying-in


lying-in
noun
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
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she was in labor for six hours

Syn: ↑parturiency, ↑labor, ↑labour, ↑confinement, ↑travail, ↑childbed
Derivationally related forms: ↑labour (for: ↑labour), ↑labor (for: ↑labor), ↑parturient (for: ↑parturiency)
Hypernyms: ↑parturition, ↑birth, ↑giving birth, ↑birthing
Hyponyms: ↑premature labor, ↑premature labour
Part Holonyms: ↑pregnancy, ↑gestation, ↑maternity
Part Meronyms: ↑uterine contraction, ↑effacement, ↑asynclitism, ↑obliquity

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