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’
    • ‘A woman and her unborn baby were killed in a horror car smash as she drove to hospital to give birth.’
    • ‘I am seven weeks pregnant and I still do not know if my unborn baby has been harmed in anyway by these thugs.’
    • ‘A special ceremony was held to bless Danielle's unborn baby at which he was named Callum.’
    • ‘If one is honest with one's self, one will see that an unborn baby can be nothing other than human.’
    • ‘The equipment monitors the well-being of the mother as well as the unborn baby.’
    • ‘Catching chickenpox when pregnant can also be dangerous to the unborn baby.’
    • ‘But it has not only changed the unborn baby's life, it has changed her life and the life of her children.’
    • ‘Pregnant women who catch rubella can cause death and birth defects to their unborn babies.’
    • ‘Working in front of a computer screen is not thought to cause harm to an unborn baby.’
    • ‘So much emphasis is put on the fact that an unborn baby is inside a woman's body.’
    • ‘At twelve weeks, an unborn baby's face is already recognisable in the womb.’
    • ‘After a check-up at Blackpool Victoria Hospital both mother and unborn baby were found to be fine.’
    • ‘Breaking the news about a kidney problem in the unborn baby can lead to a lot of anxiety.’
    • ‘Because they failed to take care of and respect the life of an unborn baby.’
    • ‘She is three months into her third pregnancy and wants to know the sex of the unborn baby.’
    • ‘Tragically, Mrs Stevens was seven months pregnant and her unborn baby died also.’
    • ‘She was also bleeding and feared that there could be something wrong with her unborn baby.’
    • ‘Then, when pregnant, she tried to sell her unborn baby over the internet to two other couples.’
    • ‘Should parents be able to enhance the intelligence of an unborn baby?’
    • ‘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.’
    embryonic, fetal, expected, awaited
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Pronunciation

unborn

/ʌnˈbɔːn/