childbearing

adjective

child·​bear·​ing ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌber-iŋ How to pronounce childbearing (audio)
: of or relating to the process of conceiving, being pregnant with, and giving birth to children
women of childbearing age
childbearing noun

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of childbearing was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Childbearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childbearing. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

childbearing

adjective
child·​bear·​ing ˈchīl(d)-ˌbar-iŋ How to pronounce childbearing (audio)
-ˌber-
: of or relating to the process of becoming and being pregnant with and giving birth to children
women of childbearing age
childbearing noun

Medical Definition

childbearing

noun
child·​bear·​ing ˈchīl(d)-ˌbar-iŋ, -ˌber- How to pronounce childbearing (audio)
: the act of bringing forth children : childbirth
childbearing adjective

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