childbirth

[ chahyld-burth ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜrθ /

noun

an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition: a difficult childbirth.

Origin of childbirth

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at child, birth
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British Dictionary definitions for childbirth

childbirth

/ (ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ) /

noun

the act of giving birth to a childRelated adjective: obstetric

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Medicine definitions for childbirth

childbirth

[ chīldbûrth′ ]

n.

Parturition.

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