lying–in

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noun ly·ing–in \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\

Definition of lying–in

plural

lyings–in

or

lying–ins

  1. :  the state attending and consequent to childbirth :  confinement

15th Century

First Known Use of lying–in

15th century


LYING–IN Defined for English Language Learners

lying–in

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noun ly·ing–in \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\

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


Medical Dictionary

lying–in

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noun ly·ing–in \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\

Medical Definition of lying–in

plural

lyings–in

or

lying–ins

  1. :  the state attending and consequent to childbirth :  confinement


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