• WordNet 3.6
    • n parturition the process of giving birth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parturition That which is brought forth; a birth.
    • Parturition The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of, young; the act of giving birth; delivery; childbirth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parturition The act of bringing forth or being delivered of young.
    • n parturition That which is brought forth; burden; birth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parturition act of bringing forth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. parturitio, fr. parturire,: cf. F. parturition,. See Parturient
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. parturiens, -entis, pr.p. of parturīreparĕre, to bring forth.


In literature:

The first pangs of this new parturition were so acute, she knew she could not bear it.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
In all cases of delayed or tardy parturition the evacuation of rectum and bladder is important, and it is no less so in all difficult parturitions.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
A mountain in parturition with a mouse!
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
After parturition there is generally one thing that may be mistaken, which is the contraction of the body of the uterus.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
All milk drawn from the cows 15 days before, or 5 days after parturition should be rejected.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
It is likewise of frequent occurrence in the process of parturition, just before delivery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The necessity of speech is so great that until the parturition is accomplished they experience the throes of suffocation.
"The Truth About Tristrem Varick" by Edgar Saltus
She awoke to the fact that the time was in the throes of parturition.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
What means that half-suppressed sigh, that groan smothered in parturition?
"K. K. K. Sketches, Humorous and Didactic" by James Melville Beard
The pains associated with parturition were actually beneficial, they said.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon

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