bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
pertaining to parturition.
bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.
- par·tu·ri·en·cy, noun
- post·par·tu·ri·ent, adjective
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How to use parturient in a sentence
There was some laughing at the parturient mountain and the still-born mouse, but a graver cheerfulness was the reigning emotion.
This might be done by the force of certain external conditions operating upon the parturient system.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation | Robert Chambers
Applied to the breasts of parturient women it dries up the milk and in the same way tends to reduce any glandular enlargement.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
In former years, puerperal fever took the lives of from five to fifty of each one hundred parturient mothers.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
It was an Arab custom in certain places to build a hut outside the camp, where the parturient woman had to stay for a time.Shinto | W. G. (William George) Aston
British Dictionary definitions for parturient
of or relating to childbirth
producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
- parturiency, noun
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