childbirth

noun child·birth \ ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌbərth \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of childbirth

: the act or process of giving birth to a baby : parturition

Examples of childbirth in a Sentence

  1. women who choose to undergo childbirth without the use of anesthetics and other drugs

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First Known Use of childbirth

15th century

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CHILDBIRTH Defined for English Language Learners

childbirth

Definition of childbirth for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of giving birth to children


CHILDBIRTH Defined for Kids

childbirth

noun child·birth \ ˈchīld-ˌbərth \

Definition of childbirth for Students

: the act or process of giving birth to a child

Medical Dictionary

childbirth

noun child·birth \ ˈchīl(d)-ˌbərth \

medical Definition of childbirth

: the act or process of giving birth to a baby : parturition


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