lying-in

noun
ly·​ing-in | \ ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin How to pronounce lying-in (audio) \
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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The first known use of lying-in was in the 15th century

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“Lying-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lying-in. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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lying-in

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English Language Learners Definition of lying-in

old-fashioned : 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 How to pronounce lying-in (audio) \
plural lyings-in or lying-ins

Medical Definition of lying-in

: the state attending and consequent to childbirth : confinement

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