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give birth

Definition of give birth

  1. 1 of a mother :  produce a baby from the body <Did she give birth in a hospital or at home?> —usually + to <He was present when his wife gave birth to his daughter.> <Our cat gave birth to four kittens.>

  2. 2 :  to cause the beginning of something —+ to <a revolution that gave birth to a new nation>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the quality or state of being springy

  1. :  the emergence of a new individual from the body of its parent

    :  the act or process of bringing forth young from the womb

    :  a state resulting from being born especially at a particular time or place

  1. :  to bring forth

    :  to give rise to :  originate

    :  to give birth to

  1. :  biological

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