From pregnant from Middle English preignant, from Old French preignant, pregnant, also prenant (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), and their source, Latin praegnāns (“pregnant”), probably from prae- (“pre-”) + *gnāscī, an archaic form of nāscī (“to be born”). Displaced Old English bearnēacen (literally "child-enlarged").
pregnant (comparative more pregnant, superlative most pregnant)
- (chiefly not comparable) Carrying developing offspring within the body.
- She went to the doctor and found out she was pregnant.
- (comparable) Having many possibilities or implications; full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.
- a pregnant pause
- barefoot and pregnant
- pregnant pause
- pregnant woman
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