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Definition of "pregnancy" []

  • The condition of being pregnant: a test for pregnancy. (noun)
  • An instance of being pregnant: Her second pregnancy was easy. (noun)
  • The period during which one is pregnant: the first trimester of pregnancy. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being rich in significance, import, or implication. (noun)
  • Creativity; inventiveness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pregnancy" in a sentence
  • "Obesity in pregnancy is not a topic that is discussed much in the media."
  • "If the pregnancy is the issue, have Kristen Stewart wear numerous pillows to represent the stages and then CGI her belly when her shirt is lifted."
  • "For Mary, the pregnancy is a divine miracle and a privilege."