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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.

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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