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English definition of “pregnant”

pregnant

adjective (MEANING)    /ˈpreɡ.nənt/
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
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