Meaning of “pregnancy” in the English Dictionary

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"pregnancy" in British English

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pregnancynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈpreɡ.nən.si/ us /ˈpreɡ.nən.si/

C1 the state of being pregnant:

Most women feel sick in the mornings during their first months of pregnancy.
My first pregnancy was very straightforward - there were no complications.

More examples

  • Sadly, she miscarried eight weeks into the pregnancy.
  • a pregnancy test
  • a full-term pregnancy
  • an unplanned pregnancy
  • Her last pregnancy went to term .

(Definition of “pregnancy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)