Definition of Lying-in

1. Noun. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child. "She was in labor for six hours"




Definition of Lying-in

1. Noun. The final stages of pregnancy; accouchement. ¹

2. Adjective. of, or relating to childbirth ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lying-in

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lyes
lyeth
lyfe
lyfull
lygaeid
lygaeid bug
lyghte
lyghtes
lygodium
lygophilia
lygophobia
lygus bug
lying
lying(a)
lying-in (current term)
lying down
lying in wait
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lying under oath
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lykewalk
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Literary usage of Lying-in

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... marked by trees and a ditch, runs from a county road In an easterly direction until it reaches the marsh land in dispute lying in front and to the east ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"In March, 1851, puerperal fever invaded the Berlin lying-in Hospital with remarkable severity; ... Destruction of Puerperal Miasma in lying-in Hospitals. ..."

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