lying-in

noun ly·ing-in \ ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin \

Definition of lying-in

plural lyings-in or lying-ins
:the state attending and consequent to childbirth :confinement

First Known Use of lying-in

15th century


LYING-IN Defined for English Language Learners

lying-in

noun

Definition of lying-in for English Language Learners

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


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lying-in

noun ly·ing-in \ ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin \

medical Definition of lying-in

plural lyings-in or lying-ins
:the state attending and consequent to childbirth :confinement

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