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- (intransitive, of viviparous animals) To release live offspring from the body into the environment.
- It was clear that she was about to give birth.
- (intransitive, with to, of viviparous animals) To become the female parent of.
- She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
- (intransitive, figuratively, usually with to, idiomatic) To become the source of.
- Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
- To "give birth" refers to either the moment of childbirth as a point in time or to the period of labor preceding childbirth.
produce new life
to become the source of
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