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English definition of “maternity”

maternity

adjective [not gradable]    /məˈtɜr·nɪ·t̬i/
relating to a period during which a woman is pregnant and has a baby, and often to a period following this: Anita passed along some used maternity clothes (= clothes worn when she was pregnant). She asked about the company’s maternity benefits.
(Definition of maternity adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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