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par·tu·ri·ent  audio  (pär-tr-nt, -tyr-) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. About to bring forth young; being in labor.
  2. Of or relating to giving birth.
  3. About to produce or come forth with something, such as an idea or a discovery.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin parturins, parturient- present participle of parturre, to be in labor, from partus, past participle of parere, to give birth; see per-1 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
par·turi·en·cy(Noun)


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