obstetricate

verb ob·stet·ri·cate

Definition of obstetricate

-ed/-ing/-s
intransitive verb
archaic :to function as a midwife
transitive verb
obsolete :to attend (a woman) as a midwife at childbirth

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Origin and Etymology of obstetricate

Late Latin obstetricatus, past participle of obstetricare to act as midwife, from Latin obstetric-, obstetrix midwife


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