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Definition of parenthood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parenthood

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpeərənthʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈperənthʊd//
 
[uncountable] Middle age
 
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the state of being a parent the responsibilities/joys of parenthood the strains of lone/single parenthood See related entries: Middle ageExtra examples education about family planning and responsible parenthood the disintegrating nuclear family and the rise in single parenthood the stresses of lone parenthood
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