womb

noun
\ ˈwüm How to pronounce womb (audio) \

Definition of womb

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

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Other Words from womb

wombed \ ˈwümd How to pronounce womb (audio) \ adjective

Examples of womb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were told every extra day in the womb could mean three fewer days in the newborn intensive care unit. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles outfielder Austin Hays and wife, Samantha, cherishing first mother’s day with ‘miracle baby’ Levi," 8 May 2021 No obstetrician mentioned any of this to me, but preliminary reports suggest that boy fetuses on average may move somewhat differently in the womb. Abigail Tucker, Washington Post, "Moms: You shaped your children, but the reverse is true, too — down to your very cells," 6 May 2021 Then their daughters, who had been exposed in the womb. Rosanna Xia, Star Tribune, "DDT's toxic legacy can harm granddaughters of women exposed, study shows," 22 Apr. 2021 At first Rebecca and Rhys fretted over baby Rosalie's development in the womb, worried that being so far behind her bigger brother might affect her health at birth. John Bonifield And Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first," 16 Apr. 2021 In one breathtaking scene set during an OB-GYN appointment, Dorothy is mesmerized by a sonogram of her empty womb. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: ‘An I-Novel’ Review," 12 Mar. 2021 The only woman on death row, Lisa Montgomery, was executed Wednesday for killing a pregnant woman, then cutting the baby out of her womb. Michael Tarm And Michael Kunzelman, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution," 16 Jan. 2021 The only woman on death row, Lisa Montgomery, was executed Wednesday for killing a pregnant woman, then cutting the baby out of her womb and claiming it as her own. Michael Kunzelman And Michael Tarm, Star Tribune, "Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution," 16 Jan. 2021 The only woman on death row, Lisa Montgomery, was executed Wednesday for killing a pregnant woman, then cutting the baby out of her womb and claiming it as her own. Fox News, "Dustin Higgs executed in 13th capital punishment under Trump administration since July," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of womb

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

History and Etymology for womb

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

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

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12 May 2021

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“Womb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womb. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for womb

womb

noun
\ ˈwüm How to pronounce womb (audio) \

Kids Definition of womb

: uterus

womb

noun
\ ˈwüm How to pronounce womb (audio) \

Medical Definition of womb

: uterus

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