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maternity

noun [U] uk   /məˈtɜː.nə.ti/  us   /-ˈtɝː.nə.t̬i/ formal
the state of being a mother

maternity

adjective [before noun] uk   /məˈtɜː.nə.ti/  us   /-ˈtɝː.nə.t̬i/
related to pregnancy and birth: maternity clothes
Translations of “maternity”
in Vietnamese nhà hộ sinh…
in Spanish maternidad…
in Thai ความเป็นแม่…
in Malaysian menjadi ibu…
in French (de) maternité…
in German die Mutterschaft…
in Chinese (Traditional) 母親身分…
in Indonesian bersalin…
in Russian предназначенный для беременных, декретный…
in Turkish gebelik, hamilelik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 母亲身份…
in Polish macierzyński, ciążowy, położniczy…
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