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childbirth

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noun child·birth \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌbərth\

Simple Definition of childbirth

  • : the act or process of giving birth to children

Full Definition of childbirth

Examples of childbirth

  1. <women who choose to undergo childbirth without the use of anesthetics and other drugs>



15th Century

First Known Use of childbirth

15th century



CHILDBIRTH Defined for Kids

childbirth

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noun child·birth \ˈchīld-ˌbərth\

Definition of childbirth

  1. :  the act or process of giving birth to a child




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childbirth

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noun child·birth \ˈchīl(d)-ˌbərth\

Medical Definition of childbirth





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