lying-in

noun
ly·​ing-in | \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin \
plural lyings-in or lying-ins

Definition of lying-in 

: the state attending and consequent to childbirth : confinement

First Known Use of lying-in

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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lying-in

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lying-in

: the time when a woman lies in bed before, while, and after giving birth to a baby

lying-in

noun
ly·​ing-in | \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin \
plural lyings-in or lying-ins

Medical Definition of lying-in 

: the state attending and consequent to childbirth : confinement

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