pregnant - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    if a woman is pregnant, she has a baby developing inside her body

    You should not smoke if you are pregnant.

    I was eight months pregnant at the time.

    get/become pregnant:

    She’s been trying to get pregnant for a year now.

    pregnant with:

    I remember I was pregnant with Jenny when we moved here.

    get someone pregnant:

    He had started seeing Freda and got her pregnant.

    heavily pregnant (=at a late stage in the pregnancy):

    a heavily pregnant woman

  2. 2
    full of meaning or possibilities that have not yet happened or been expressed
    pregnant with:

    The situation was pregnant with possibilities.

    pregnant pause/silence:

    ‘OK, let’s move on,’ said Bartlett after a long and pregnant pause.