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1. maternity

noun. ['məˈtɝːnɪti'] the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.

Synonyms

  • labour
  • physiological condition
  • lying-in
  • metacyesis
  • placenta previa
  • physical condition
  • ectopic gestation
  • gravidation
  • morning sickness
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • gravidness
  • gravidity
  • childbed
  • extrauterine gestation
  • eccyesis
  • confinement
  • cleavage
  • segmentation
  • travail
  • trouble
  • quickening
  • gestation
  • physiological state
  • para
  • pregnancy
  • entopic pregnancy
  • gravida
  • parturiency
  • extrauterine pregnancy
  • parity

Antonyms

  • hypercapnia
  • impotence
  • ill health
  • normality

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Words that Rhyme with Maternity

  • fraternity
  • paternity

Example sentences of the word maternity


1. Noun, singular or mass
If your parents' policy is a large group policy, you might not be covered for maternity care.

2. Adjective
As of this writing, the Affordable Care Act requires maternity coverage in all small group and individual policies.

Quotes containing the word maternity


1. No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have.
- Søren Kierkegaard

2. maternity

noun. ['məˈtɝːnɪti'] the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother.

Synonyms

  • parental quality
  • motherliness
  • maternal quality
  • maternalism

Antonyms

  • hyperthermia
  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia

3. maternity

noun. ['məˈtɝːnɪti'] the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother.

Synonyms

  • family relationship
  • motherhood
  • kinship

Antonyms

  • hyperpigmentation
  • impotency
  • estrus
  • infertility
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