[ dih-liv-uh-ree ]
/ dɪˈlɪv ə ri /

noun, plural de·liv·er·ies.


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Origin of delivery

1400–50; late Middle English delyvere, delyvery < Anglo-French delivrée, noun use of feminine past participle of delivrer to deliver, with suffix assimilated to -ery

OTHER WORDS FROM delivery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mis-delivery

/ (dɪˈlɪvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

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Medical definitions for mis-delivery

[ dĭ-lĭvə-rē, -lĭvrē ]


The expulsion or extraction of a child and the fetal membranes through the birth canal into the external world.
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