lying-in

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Noun[edit]

lying-in (plural lying-ins or lyings-in)

  1. The final stages of pregnancy; accouchement.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 404:
      from our first knowing each other, which was soon after my lying-in, we were almost inseparable companions [...]

Adjective[edit]

lying-in (not comparable)

  1. of, or relating to childbirth

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