Definition of "stillborn" [still•born]

  • (adjective) Dead at birth.
  • (adjective) Failing before or at the very beginning or inception; abortive: a stillborn plot to assassinate the President.

Use "stillborn" in a sentence

  • "Women become pregnant very young, recieve insufficient nutrition, and as a result they endure protracted labor resulting in stillborn babies -- and injuries that result in eventual incontinence, social ostracism, and heartbreak."
  • "My mother had a full-term stillborn baby that she had similar thoughts about - what would she have been like?"
  • "The patient, a 35-year-old woman, delivered a full-term stillborn baby in Santa Monica,"

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