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"pregnant" in British English

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pregnantadjective

uk   /ˈpreɡ.nənt/ us   /ˈpreɡ.nənt/
  • 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.

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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 female mammals) having young developing 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 experienced morning sickness 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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