accouchement

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noun ac·couche·ment \ˌa-ˌküsh-ˈmäⁿ, ə-ˈküsh-ˌ\

Definition of accouchement

  1. :  the time or act of giving birth

Examples of accouchement in a sentence

  1. for her second accouchement, she was attended by a more sympathetic doctor

Origin and Etymology of accouchement

borrowed from French, going back to Old French acochement, from acocher, acouchier “to go to bed, take to bed in order to give birth, give birth” (from a-, prefix forming transitive verbs—going back to Latin ad- ad-— + culcer, couchier “to lay out, put to bed”) + -ment -ment — more at 1couch


First Known Use: 1730


Medical Dictionary

accouchement

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noun ac·couche·ment \ˌa-ˌküsh-ˈmäⁿ, ə-ˈküsh-ˌ\

Medical Definition of accouchement

  1. :  the time or act of giving birth



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