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Definition of lying-in noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lying-in

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noun
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[singular] (old-fashioned) Pregnancy
 
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the period of time during which a woman in the past stayed in bed before and after giving birth to a child See related entries: Pregnancy
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