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1. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] an imperfection in a bodily system.

Synonyms

  • congenital disorder
  • congenital anomaly
  • imperfectness
  • imperfection
  • birth defect
  • congenital abnormality
  • myelatelia

Antonyms

  • beauty
  • ugliness
  • disappearance
  • nonattendance

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Birth Defect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked

Example sentences of the word birth-defect


1. Noun Phrase
Folate may help reduce birth defect risks, if you are pregnant.

2.
Noun Phrase
Cleft palate is the leading facial
birth defect with hemifacial microsomia being the second leading facial birth defect.

3.
Noun Phrase
Sometimes people have the procedure to address breathing problems or to rectify a
birth defect.

4.
Noun Phrase
Aortic stenosis is a
birth defect** that plagues pugs (and other dogs).

2. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] a failing or deficiency.

Synonyms

  • disadvantage

Antonyms

  • hairlessness
  • hairiness

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

3. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] an imperfection in an object or machine.

Synonyms

  • flaw
  • bug
  • fault
  • imperfection
  • imperfectness
  • glitch
  • blister

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • stay
  • extinguish
  • hypopigmentation

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

4. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body).

Synonyms

  • whitehead
  • slur
  • blemish
  • dent
  • smudge
  • verruca
  • nick
  • appearance
  • comedo
  • nevus
  • blackhead
  • chatter mark
  • crack
  • burn
  • scrape
  • smear
  • check
  • ding
  • mole
  • gouge
  • smirch
  • mark
  • visual aspect
  • burn mark
  • scratch
  • stigma
  • mar
  • chip
  • blot
  • milium
  • spot
  • wart
  • birthmark
  • scar

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • focus
  • clean
  • unbend

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

5. defect

verb. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.

Synonyms

  • fly
  • resist
  • dissent
  • rat
  • desert
  • flee
  • protest

Antonyms

  • differ
  • disagree
  • derestrict
  • activity

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

6. birth

noun. ['ˈbɝːθ'] the time when something begins (especially life).

Synonyms

  • commencement
  • outset
  • starting time
  • showtime
  • kickoff
  • offset
  • first
  • cradle
  • life
  • lifetime
  • life-time
  • lifespan
  • start
  • get-go

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • dissuade
  • dishonor

7. birth

noun. ['ˈbɝːθ'] the event of being born.

Synonyms

  • posthumous birth
  • alteration
  • nativity
  • renascence
  • rebirth
  • change
  • modification
  • reincarnation
  • delivery
  • nascence
  • nascency

Antonyms

  • death
  • anovulation
  • nondevelopment
  • ovulation

8. birth

noun. ['ˈbɝːθ'] the process of giving birth.

Synonyms

  • labour
  • organic process
  • childbirth
  • accouchement
  • calving
  • parturition
  • lying-in
  • vaginal birth
  • farrow
  • childbed
  • laying
  • childbearing
  • incubation
  • farrowing
  • confinement
  • biological process
  • egg laying
  • birthing
  • reproduction
  • hatch
  • travail
  • brooding
  • parturiency
  • hatching
  • giving birth

Antonyms

  • girl
  • female child
  • refrain
  • exclude

9. birth

noun. ['ˈbɝːθ'] the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents.

Synonyms

  • family relationship
  • parentage
  • kinship

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • lose
  • precede
  • abstain

10. birth

noun. ['ˈbɝːθ'] a baby born; an offspring.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • development
  • declassification
  • arise
  • die
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