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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Definitions for parturient

  1. Bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
  2. Pertaining to parturition.
  3. Bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.

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Citations for parturient
With a scornful snicker, he settled himself behind his desk, replaced the empty cigarette holder in his mouth and lapsed into parturient silence for a few moments. Joseph Heller, Catch 22
To her nothing already then thenceforward was anyway able to be molestful for this chiefly felt all citizens except with proliferate mothers prosperity at all not to can be and as they had received eternity gods mortals generation to befit them her beholding, when the case was so hoving itself, parturient in vehicle thereward carrying desire immense among all one another was impelling on of her to be received into that domicile. James Joyce, Ulysses
Origin of parturient
1585-1595
Parturient is derived from the Latin word parturient- which literally meant "being in labor" or "desiring to bring forth."