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pregnant

adjective  /ˈpreɡ·nənt/ us  

pregnant adjective (DEVELOPING YOUNG)

[not gradable] (of female mammals) having young developing in the uterus: She’s seven months pregnant.

pregnant adjective (HAVING MEANING)

filled with meaning that has not been expressed: There followed a pregnant pause in which each knew what the other was thinking but neither knew what to say.
pregnancy
noun [C/U]  /ˈpreɡ·nən·si/ us  
[U] She experienced morning sickness during her first months of pregnancy.
Translations of “pregnant”
in Korean 임신한…
in Arabic حامِل…
in French enceinte…
in Turkish hamile, gebe…
in Italian incinta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女性的, 懷孕的,妊娠的…
in Russian беременная…
in Polish w ciąży, ciężarna…
in Spanish embarazada, encinta…
in Portuguese grávida…
in German schwanger…
in Catalan embarassada…
in Japanese 妊娠している…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女性的, 怀孕的,妊娠的…
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