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Definition of expectant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    expectant

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪkˈspɛktənt//
     
     
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  1. 1hoping for something, especially something good and exciting children with expectant faces waiting for the fireworks to begin A sudden roar came from the expectant crowd.
  2. 2expectant mother/father/parent used to describe someone who is going to have a baby soon or become a father Smoking by expectant mothers may increase the chances of brain damage in their babies.
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adverb She looked at him expectantly. waiting expectantly
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