lying-in

noun

ly·​ing-in ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin How to pronounce lying-in (audio)
plural lyings-in or lying-ins
: the state attending and consequent to childbirth : confinement

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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. 2024.

Medical Definition

lying-in

noun
ly·​ing-in ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin How to pronounce lying-in (audio)
plural lyings-in or lying-ins
: the state attending and consequent to childbirth : confinement

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