Definition of unborn in English:

unborn

adjective

  • (of a baby) not yet born:

    ‘the sound of an unborn baby's heartbeat’
    figurative ‘without training, your full talent remains unborn’
    • ‘Then, when pregnant, she tried to sell her unborn baby over the internet to two other couples.’
    • ‘She and her lawyer have also filed suit in Family Court in San Diego to clear the way for the unborn babies to be put up for adoption.’
    • ‘At twelve weeks, an unborn baby's face is already recognisable in the womb.’
    • ‘The equipment monitors the well-being of the mother as well as the unborn baby.’
    • ‘So much emphasis is put on the fact that an unborn baby is inside a woman's body.’
    • ‘After a check-up at Blackpool Victoria Hospital both mother and unborn baby were found to be fine.’
    • ‘Catching chickenpox when pregnant can also be dangerous to the unborn baby.’
    • ‘She was also bleeding and feared that there could be something wrong with her unborn baby.’
    • ‘Working in front of a computer screen is not thought to cause harm to an unborn baby.’
    • ‘A woman and her unborn baby were killed in a horror car smash as she drove to hospital to give birth.’
    • ‘Tragically, Mrs Stevens was seven months pregnant and her unborn baby died also.’
    • ‘Pregnant women who catch rubella can cause death and birth defects to their unborn babies.’
    • ‘Because they failed to take care of and respect the life of an unborn baby.’
    • ‘If one is honest with one's self, one will see that an unborn baby can be nothing other than human.’
    • ‘Should parents be able to enhance the intelligence of an unborn baby?’
    • ‘But it has not only changed the unborn baby's life, it has changed her life and the life of her children.’
    • ‘A special ceremony was held to bless Danielle's unborn baby at which he was named Callum.’
    • ‘Breaking the news about a kidney problem in the unborn baby can lead to a lot of anxiety.’
    • ‘She is three months into her third pregnancy and wants to know the sex of the unborn baby.’
    • ‘I am seven weeks pregnant and I still do not know if my unborn baby has been harmed in anyway by these thugs.’
    embryonic, fetal, expected, awaited
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Pronunciation

unborn

/ʌnˈbɔːn/