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adjective pregnant pronunciation in American English /ˈpreɡnənt/

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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.


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