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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having to do with or used during birth: a birthing counselor.
  • n. The act of giving birth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to birth.
  • n. The act of giving birth.
  • n. Anything added to raise the sides of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything added to raise the sides of a ship.
  • n. the act or process of giving birth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See berthing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of giving birth

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