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2 definitions found
 for lying-in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lying-in \Ly"ing-in"\, n.
     1. The state attending, and consequent to, childbirth;
        confinement; as, a lying-in hospital.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The act of bearing a child.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lying-in
      n 1: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of
           contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for
           six hours" [syn: parturiency, labor, labour,
           confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed]

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