Childbed Child"bed, n. The state of a woman bringing forth a child, or being in labor; parturition. [1913 Webster]

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  • childbed — c.1300, from CHILD (Cf. child) + BED (Cf. bed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • childbed — [chīld′bed΄] n. the condition of a woman who is giving birth to a child …   English World dictionary

  • childbed — /chuyld bed /, n. the circumstance or situation of a woman giving birth to a child; parturition: to lie in childbed. [1150 1200; ME; see CHILD, BED] * * * …   Universalium

  • childbed — noun Date: 13th century the condition of a woman in childbirth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • childbed — noun a) The final stage of pregnancy; confinement b) The bed in which a baby is born …   Wiktionary

  • childbed — child·bed .bed n the condition of a woman in childbirth …   Medical dictionary

  • childbed — sb. RG. 379 …   Oldest English Words

  • childbed — n. childbirth, act of giving birth to a child …   English contemporary dictionary

  • childbed — noun archaic term for childbirth …   English new terms dictionary

  • childbed — n. Parturition. See childbirth …   New dictionary of synonyms

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