water breaks

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Definition of water breaks

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used to describe what happens when fluid suddenly comes from a pregnant woman's body because her baby will be born soon Her water broke early.

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“Water breaks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20breaks. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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