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pregnancy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
    maternity; gestation.
WordNet

Preg"nan*cy noun
Definitions
  1. The condition of being pregnant; the state of being with young.
  2. Figuratively: The quality of being heavy with important contents, issue, significance, etc.; unusual consequence or capacity; fertility. Fuller.

Webster 1913