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"pregnant" in British English

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pregnantadjective

uk   us   /ˈpreɡ.nənt/
  • pregnant adjective (FEMALE)

B1 (of a woman and some ​femaleanimals) having a ​baby or ​babiesdeveloping inside the womb: She's five and a ​halfmonths pregnant. My ​motherstoppedsmoking when she became pregnant. He ​believes that men who get (= make)younggirls pregnant should be ​severelypunished. My ​sister is pregnant withtwins.

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  • 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.
(Definition of pregnant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pregnantadjective

 us   /ˈpreɡ·nənt/
  • pregnant adjective (DEVELOPING YOUNG)

[not gradable] (of ​femalemammals) having ​youngdeveloping in the ​uterus: She’s seven ​months pregnant.
  • pregnant adjective (HAVING MEANING)

filled with ​meaning that has not been ​expressed: There ​followed a pregnant ​pause in which each ​knew what the other was ​thinking but neither ​knew what to say.
pregnancy
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈpreɡ·nən·si/
[U] She ​experiencedmorningsickness during her first ​months of pregnancy.
(Definition of pregnant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pregnant”
in Korean 임신한…
in Arabic حامِل…
in Malaysian mengandung…
in French enceinte…
in Russian беременная…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女性的, 懷孕的,妊娠的…
in Italian incinta…
in Turkish hamile, gebe…
in Polish w ciąży, ciężarna…
in Spanish embarazada, encinta…
in Vietnamese mang bầu…
in Portuguese grávida…
in Thai มีครรภ์…
in German schwanger…
in Catalan embarassada…
in Japanese 妊娠している…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女性的, 怀孕的,妊娠的…
in Indonesian hamil…
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