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labour

noun [C or U] (BIRTH) UK (US labor)     /ˈleɪ.bər/ US  /-bɚ/
C2 the last stage of pregnancy from the time when the muscles of the womb start to push the baby out of the body until the baby appears: labour pains She went into (= started) labour at twelve o'clock last night. I was in labour for twelve hours with my first baby. No two labours are ever the same.BirthPregnancy
(Definition of labour noun (BIRTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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