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accouchement

[ uh-koosh-muhnt; French a-koosh-mahn ]
/ əˈkuʃ mənt; French a kuʃˈmɑ̃ /
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noun, plural ac·couche·ments [uh-koosh-muhnts; French a-koosh-mahn], /əˈkuʃ mənts; French a kuʃˈmɑ̃/,
the confinement of childbirth; lying-in.
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Origin of accouchement

1800–10; <French, derivative, with -ment-ment, of accoucher to give birth, be delivered, assist in giving birth, Old French: to lie down, take to bed, equivalent to ac-ac- + coucher to put to bed; see couch
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British Dictionary definitions for accouchement

accouchement
/ French (akuʃmɑ̃, English əˈkuːʃmənt) /

noun
childbirth or the period of confinement

Word Origin for accouchement

C19: from accoucher to put to bed, to give birth. See couch
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