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 for pregnant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pregnant \Preg"nant\, a. [F. prenant taking. Cf. Pregnable.]
     Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open;
     prompt. [Obs.] " Pregnant to good pity." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pregnant \Preg"nant\, a. [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before +
     genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. pr['e]gnant. See Gender,
     2d Kin.]
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     1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great
        with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring
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     2. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue;
        full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant
        replies. " A pregnant argument." --Prynne. " A pregnant
        brevity." --E. Everett.
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     3. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.;
        as, a pregnant youth. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
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              Wherein the pregnant enemy does much. --Shak.
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     Pregnant construction (Rhet.), one in which more is implied
        than is said; as, the beasts trembled forth from their
        dens, that is, came forth trembling with fright.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pregnant \Preg"nant\, n.
     A pregnant woman. [R.] --Dunglison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: carrying developing offspring within the body or being
             about to produce new life [ant: nonpregnant]
      2: rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look" [syn:
         meaning(a), pregnant, significant]
      3: filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning";
         "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with
         suspense" [syn: fraught(p), pregnant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  170 Moby Thesaurus words for "pregnant":
     abecedarian, aboriginal, abounding, abundant, allegorical,
     antenatal, anticipating, associational, autochthonous, basal,
     basic, beginning, big, big with child, big-laden, blooming,
     bountiful, breeding, budding, bursting, bursting out, carrying,
     carrying a fetus, central, charged, climacteric, conceptive,
     conceptual, connotational, connotative, consequential, copious,
     creative, critical, crucial, decisive, definable, denotational,
     denotative, elemental, elementary, eloquent, embryonic, emergent,
     esemplastic, exigent, expectant, expecting, expressive, extended,
     extensional, exuberant, facund, fecund, fertile, fetal, figurative,
     flourishing, formative, foundational, fraught, fructiferous,
     fruitful, full of meaning, full of point, full of substance,
     fundamental, generative, generous, genetic, germinal, gestating,
     gestatory, gone, gravid, great, heavy, heavy with child,
     ideational, ideative, imaginative, important, in embryo,
     in its infancy, in ovo, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate,
     inchoative, incipient, incunabular, indicative, infant, infantile,
     ingenious, initial, initiative, initiatory, inspired, intelligible,
     intensional, interpretable, introductory, inventive, kairotic,
     knocked up, loaded, lush, luxuriant, meaning, meaningful, meaty,
     metaphorical, momentous, nascent, natal, notional, original,
     originative, parturient, pithy, pivotal, plenteous, plentiful,
     pointed, postnatal, preggers, prenatal, primal, primary, prime,
     primeval, primitive, primogenial, primordial, pristine,
     procreative, productive, proliferous, prolific, protogenic,
     radical, readable, referential, replete, rich, rudimental,
     rudimentary, seminal, sententious, shaping, significant,
     significative, substantial, suggestive, superabundant, superfetate,
     superimpregnated, swarming, symbolic, teeming, thriving,
     transferred, uberous, up the spout, ur, visioned, weighty,
     with child

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PREGNANT, pleading. A fulness in the pleadings which admits or involves a 
  matter which is favorable to the opposite party. 2. It is either an 
  affirmative pregnant, or negative pregnant. See Affirmative pregnant; 
  Negative pregnant. 

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