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Definition of "stillbirth" [still•birth]

  • The birth of a dead child or fetus. (noun)
  • A child or fetus dead at birth. (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 "stillbirth" in a sentence
  • "One of my great-grandmothers had picture-perfect pregnancies that ended in stillbirth in all but one case – my grandfather."
  • "A full-term stillbirth is not the worst-case scenario in pregnancy; it is the unfathomable."
  • "Shannon Torrez's attorney asked family and friends to testify to his client's good nature and to build a case that her actions were caused by severe postpartum depression, the result of a full-term stillbirth that occurred the same day as the kidnapping."