Parturient



[pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r-] /pɑrˈtʊər i ənt, -ˈtyʊər-/

adjective
1.
bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
2.
pertaining to parturition.
3.
bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.
/pɑːˈtjʊərɪənt/
adjective
1.
of or relating to childbirth
2.
giving birth
3.
producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
adj.

“about to give birth,” 1590s, from Latin parturientem (nominative parturiens), present participle of parturire “be in labor,” literally “desire to bring forth,” desiderative of parere “to bear” (see pare). Related: Parturiency.

parturient par·tu·ri·ent (pär-tur’ē-ənt, -tyur’-)
adj.

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