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preg·nant

pregnant

 
 
pronunciation:
preg nnt
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of a woman or other female mammal, bearing one or more developing fetuses in the womb (sometimes fol. by "with").
The pregnant cow gave birth to two healthy calves.My mother was very ill when she was pregnant with me.
 
synonyms:
gravid, with child
similar words:
parturient
definition 2: full or fraught (usu. fol. by "with").
The look she gave him was pregnant with meaning.
synonyms:
fraught, full, instinct, replete
similar words:
brimming, charged, imbued, pervaded, rich, rife
definition 3: full of significance.
His pregnant remark caused everyone to fall silent.
similar words:
charged, heavy, knowing, loaded, meaning, meaningful, significant, suggestive, telling
definition 4: fertile or creative.
synonyms:
fecund, fertile
similar words:
productive, prolific
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derivation: pregnantly (adv.)