unborn

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ born

Adjective[edit]

unborn (not comparable)

  1. not yet born; yet to come; future.
  2. not yet delivered; still existing in the mother's womb.
  3. existing without birth or beginning.

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Noun[edit]

unborn (countable and uncountable, plural unborns)

  1. (countable) A single unborn offspring at any stage of gestation.
    • 2009, Catherine Playoust & Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, "The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature", in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture (eds. Vanessa R. Sasson & Jane Marie Law), Oxford University Press (2009), ISBN 9780195380040, page 176:
      Whereas the lack of a child brings shame upon Anna and Joachim, the converse holds true for Mary: the existence of an unborn in the womb of a woman who is supposed to be a virgin causes great scandal.
  2. (uncountable) Unborn offspring collectively.
    Inheritance law allows property to be left to the unborn.

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