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[lahy-ing-in] /ˈlaɪ ɪŋˈɪn/
noun, plural lyings-in, lying-ins.
the state of being in childbed; confinement.
pertaining to or providing facilities for childbirth:
a lying-in hospital.
Origin of lying-in
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, lying-in is from the late Middle English word lyynge in. See lie2, -ing1, in Unabridged
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noun (pl) lyings-in
  1. confinement in childbirth
  2. (as modifier): a lying-in hospital
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lying-in in Medicine

lying-in ly·ing-in (lī'ĭng-ĭn')
n. pl. ly·ings-in (lī'ĭngz-) or ly·ing-ins
A state attending childbirth. adj.
Of or intended for use during childbirth.

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