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English definition of “pregnant”

pregnant

adjective uk   /ˈpreɡ.nənt/ us  

pregnant adjective (FEMALE)

B1 (of a woman and some female animals) having a baby or babies developing inside the womb: She's five and a half months pregnant. My mother stopped smoking when she became pregnant. He believes that men who get (= make) young girls pregnant should be severely punished. My sister is pregnant with twins.PregnancyBirth

pregnant adjective (MEANING)

filled with meaning or importance that has not yet been expressed or understood: There followed a pregnant pause in which both knew what the other was thinking but neither knew what to say.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
(Definition of pregnant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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