accouchement

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

Definition of accouchement 

: the time or act of giving birth

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

First Known Use of accouchement

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 couch entry 1

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accouchement

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

Medical Definition of accouchement 

: the time or act of giving birth

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