childbearing

adjective
child·​bear·​ing | \ ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌber-iŋ How to pronounce childbearing (audio) \

Definition of childbearing

: of or relating to the process of conceiving, being pregnant with, and giving birth to children women of childbearing age

Other Words from childbearing

childbearing noun

First Known Use of childbearing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Childbearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childbearing. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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childbearing

noun
child·​bear·​ing | \ ˈchīl(d)-ˌbar-iŋ, -ˌber- How to pronounce childbearing (audio) \

Medical Definition of childbearing

: the act of bringing forth children : childbirth

Other Words from childbearing

childbearing adjective

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