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[mass noun] The action of giving birth to a baby.
childbirth, birth, birthing, delivery, nativityView synonyms
- ‘Ayurveda has very beautifully described the accouchement ward where the mother of the child is to be kept after delivery.’
- ‘People in Anatolia resort to a number of practices, to protect against the mother or baby-snatcher, who is believed to live in stables, haylofts, mills, deserted ruins, wells, water sources and places where women in accouchement and newborn babies are left alone.’
Late 18th century: French, from accoucher act as midwife, from a- (from Latin ad to, at) + coucher put to bed (see couch).
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