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1. effacement

noun. shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor.

Synonyms

  • confinement
  • labour
  • biological process
  • parturiency
  • organic process
  • childbed
  • travail
  • lying-in

Antonyms

  • anabolism
  • development

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2. self-effacement

noun. withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous.

Synonyms

  • withdrawal

3. effacement

noun. withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous.

Synonyms

  • self-effacement

Antonyms

  • anovulation
  • nondevelopment

Example sentences of the word effacement


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you are a first-time mother, the process of effacement** may begin some weeks before your due date, and will generally happen in advance of any sign of dilation.

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