Definition of Lamaze in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈmäz/


Relating to a method of childbirth involving exercises and breathing control to give pain relief without drugs.
Example sentences
  • I found a book in French about the Lamaze method of childbirth.
  • Also, asthma shouldn't interfere with your ability to do Lamaze breathing techniques.
  • Only one published report showed no improvement over Lamaze technique from the addition of hypnosis, though both LaMaze and hypnosis alone lessened pain equally during labor.


1950s: from the name of Fernand Lamaze (1891–1957), French physician.

Words that rhyme with Lamaze

aides-mémoires, Lars, Mars, parse, Paz, Stars and Bars, vase, vichyssoise

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Syllabification: La·maze

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