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birth

noun

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1 the act or instance of being born
  • almost from birth, he showed all the marks of future greatness

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2 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • a man of noble birth

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birth

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of birth (Entry 2 of 3)

being such by blood and not by adoption or marriage
  • argued that the birth mother had not been informed of all of her options at the time of the adoption

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birth

verb
chiefly dialect

Synonyms & Antonyms of birth (Entry 3 of 3)

to bring forth from the womb
  • back in those days a woman her age would have birthed several children

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The first known use of birth was in the 12th century

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“Birth.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/birth. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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