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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child;
- Example: "she was in labor for six hours"
[syn: parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lying-in \Ly"ing-in"\, n. 1. The state attending, and consequent to, childbirth; confinement; as, a lying-in hospital. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of bearing a child. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lying-in n 1: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours" [syn: parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed]