womb

noun

1
: uterus
2
a
: a cavity or space that resembles a womb in containing and enveloping
b
: a place where something is generated
wombed adjective

Examples of womb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is typically caused by brain damage in the womb, during birth, or shortly after birth. Angelica Bottaro, Verywell Health, 12 July 2024 Trump said Biden and Democrats are willing to rip babies out of the womb in the final days of pregnancy. Laura Gersony, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2024 In their second experiment, the researchers figured out how to slowly increase the proportion of seawater in the tank, mimicking how lanternsharks gently flush their wombs with seawater during pregnancy. Claudia Geib, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 June 2024 The insult of being exposed to alcohol and who-knows-what-else in the womb, sure. Jennifer Brookland, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for womb 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English wamb, womb, from Old English; akin to Old High German wamba belly

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of womb was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Womb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womb. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

womb

noun
1
: uterus
2
: a place where something is begun or developed

Medical Definition

womb

noun
: uterus

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