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motherhood

noun [U] uk   /ˈmʌð.ə.hʊd/ us    /-ɚ-/
the state or time of being a mother: I don't feel ready for motherhood yet.
Translations of “motherhood”
in Korean 어머니임…
in Arabic أُمومة…
in Portuguese maternidade…
in Catalan maternitat…
in Japanese 母親であること, 母性…
in Italian maternità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 母親身分…
in Russian материнство…
in Turkish annelik, analık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 母亲身份…
in Polish macierzyństwo…
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