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pregnancynoun [C or U]

uk   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.
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  • Sadly, she miscarried eight weeks into the pregnancy.
  • a pregnancy test
  • a full-term pregnancy
  • an unplanned pregnancy
  • Her last pregnancy went to term .
Translations of “pregnancy”
in Korean 임신…
in Arabic حَمْل…
in Portuguese gravidez…
in Catalan embaràs…
in Japanese 妊娠…
in Italian gravidanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懷孕…
in Russian беременность…
in Turkish gebelik, hamilelik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怀孕…
in Polish ciąża…
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