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 The insult of being exposed to alcohol and who-knows-what-else in the womb, sure. Jennifer Brookland, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2024 However, during a routine diagnostic test, your doctor tells you your pregnancy isn’t viable; at birth, your baby will likely not survive long outside the womb. Alison Gemmill, Scientific American, 3 July 2024 The Politics of the Attacks on Black Women From the womb to the tomb and in so many ways in between, Black women are under attack. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 26 June 2024 The book explores what would happen in a world where births are dangerously rare and women have no value beyond their wombs, and all the horrors that entails. Marianne Gordon, Peoplemag, 19 June 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 17 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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