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newborn

[ noo-bawrn, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˈbɔrn, ˈnyu- /
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adjective

recently or only just born.
born anew; reborn: a newborn faith in human goodness.

noun, plural new·born, new·borns.

a newborn infant; neonate.

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Origin of newborn

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at new, born
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British Dictionary definitions for newborn

newborn
/ (ˈnjuːˌbɔːn) /

adjective

  1. recently or just born
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the newborn
(of hope, faith, etc) reborn
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Medical definitions for newborn

newborn
[ nōōbôrn′ ]

adj.

Very recently born.

n.

A neonate.
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