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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Definitions for gravid

  1. pregnant.

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Citations for gravid
She was now gravid with the fourth, and working at weaving another blanket to keep it warm. Piers Anthony, Isle of Woman, 1993
The husband of a gravid wife had occasion to call the family obstetrician at one of our larger hospitals last week. In answer to his request to speak to the doctor, the switchboard operator said, "He was here, but he got sick and had to be rushed home immediately." , "Talk of the Town: Taking a Powder," The New Yorker, June 5, 1965
Origin of gravid
Gravid comes from Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) “burdened, loaded,” and -id, a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin. It entered English in the late 1500s.
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