Definition of gravid
- gravid mares
- a gravid fish
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the patient is a gravid woman in her seventh month
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Gravid comes from Latin gravis, meaning "heavy." It can refer to a female who is literally pregnant, and it also has the figurative meanings of pregnant: "full or teeming" and "meaningful." Thus, a writer may be gravid with ideas as she sits down to write; a cloud may be gravid with rain; or a speaker may make a gravid pause before announcing his remarkable findings.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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