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Monday, November 01, 2010

Definitions for enceinte

  1. pregnant; with child.

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Citations for enceinte
They are places where women who are enceinte are given meals free and no questions are asked. George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, 1933
Princess Beatrice is again enceinte, and her accouchement is expected to take place in October at Balmoral. , "Another Grandchild for Victoria," New York Times, June 16, 1888
Origin of enceinte
1590-1600
Enceinte is of uncertain origin. It entered English via Middle French, but it ultimately derives from the Late Latin term incincta meaning "ungirded."