womb

[ woom ]
/ wum /

noun

the uterus of the human female and certain higher mammals.
the place in which anything is formed or produced: the womb of time.
the interior of anything.
Obsolete. the belly.

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Origin of womb

before 900; Middle English, Old English: belly, womb; cognate with Dutch wam, German Wamme, Gothic wamba belly; cf. wamus

OTHER WORDS FROM womb

wombed, adjectiveun·womb, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for womb

womb
/ (wuːm) /

noun

the nontechnical name for uterus Related adjective: uterine
a hollow space enclosing something, esp when dark, warm, or sheltering
a place where something is conceivedthe Near East is the womb of western civilization
obsolete the belly

Derived forms of womb

wombed, adjectivewomblike, adjective

Word Origin for womb

Old English wamb; related to Old Norse vomb, Gothic wamba, Middle Low German wamme, Swedish våmm
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Medical definitions for womb

womb
[ wōōm ]

n.

uterus
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Scientific definitions for womb

womb
[ wōōm ]

See uterus.
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