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Pregnant and be pregnant - synonyms or related words

pregnant

adjective

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

expectant

adjective

an expectant mother or father will soon be a parent of a new baby

be expecting (a baby)

to be pregnant

carry

verb

old-fashioned

if a woman is carrying a child, she is pregnant

in the family way

pregnant

heavily pregnant

a heavily pregnant woman has a very large stomach because her baby will be born soon

the patter of tiny feet

used for saying that someone is going to have a baby

up the spout

old-fashioned

pregnant

have a bun in the oven

to be pregnant

heavy with child

an old way of saying that a woman is pregnant and her baby will be born soon

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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