a method by which an expectant mother is prepared for childbirth by education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises.
Lamaze method n.
A method of childbirth in which the expectant mother is prepared psychologically and physically to give birth without the use of pain-relieving drugs.
[lam] /læm/ noun 1. a young sheep. 2. the meat of a young sheep. 3. a person who is gentle, meek, innocent, etc.: Their little daughter is such a lamb. 4. a person who is easily cheated or outsmarted, especially an inexperienced speculator. 5. the Lamb, . verb (used without object) 6. to give birth […]
[lahm-bah-duh, ‐dah] /lɑmˈbɑ də, ‐dɑ/ noun, plural lambadas. 1. a Brazilian ballroom dance for couples, with gyrating movements and close interlocking of the partners. 2. music for this dance. /læmˈbɑːdə/ noun 1. an erotic dance, originating in Brazil, performed by two people who hold each other closely and gyrate their hips in synchronized movements 2. […]
humour, logic (A pun on “lambda-calculus”) Teaching logic thru spanish dance steps. Invented by P. van der Linden firstname.lastname@example.org. (1996-08-10)
[lam-beyst, -bast] /læmˈbeɪst, -ˈbæst/ verb (used with object), lambasted, lambasting. Informal. 1. to beat or whip severely. 2. to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate. /læmˈbæst/ verb (transitive) 1. to beat or whip severely 2. to reprimand or scold v. 1630s, from lam (1590s, ultimately from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse lemja “to beat, […]