Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to parturition; obstetric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to parturition; obstetric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to parturition; obstetric.

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Examples

  • And, to judge by the unerring researches of writers upon that most interesting of all subjects, parturitive science, I shall be the father of a son.

    My Novel — Volume 12

  • Although poor Randal had been remorselessly hurried along what Schiller calls the "gamut of feeling," during the last three minutes, down to the deep chord of despair at the abrupt intelligence that his betrothed was no heiress after all; thence ascending to vibrations of pleasant doubt as to the unborn usurper of her rights, according to the prophecies of parturitive science; and lastly, swelling into a concord of all sweet thoughts at the assurance that, come what might, she would be a wealthier bride than a peer's son could discover in the matrimonial Potosi of Lombard

    My Novel — Complete

  • Although poor Randal had been remorselessly hurried along what Schiller calls the "gamut of feeling," during the last three minutes, down to the deep chord of despair at the abrupt intelligence that his betrothed was no heiress after all; thence ascending to vibrations of pleasant doubt as to the unborn usurper of her rights, according to the prophecies of parturitive science; and lastly, swelling into a concord of all sweet thoughts at the assurance that, come what might, she would be a wealthier bride than a peer's son could discover in the matrimonial Potosi of Lombard Street, -- still the tormented lover was not there allowed to repose his exhausted though ravished soul.

    My Novel — Volume 12

  • "And then," he said after a moment, holding her with one arm while Sister Delta Four, in the terrible parturitive pangs of becoming Julie Martinet once again, sobbed and shuddered, "and then we'll start over where we left off.

    Starchild Omnibus

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