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

  • n.pl. Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus.

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  • n. Plural form of afterpain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The uterine pains which occur in childbirth after the expulsion of the child and the afterbirth.

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

  • n. pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus

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