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stillborn

Syllabification: still·born
Pronunciation: /ˈstilˌbôrn
 
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Definition of stillborn in English:

adjective

1(Of an infant) born dead.
Example sentences
  • We did not approach women whose babies were stillborn or died as neonates.
  • This Mass will be of particular interest to parents of stillborn infants of babies who died shortly after birth.
  • The doctor also showed me the book of horrors kept by the medical staff - photographs of the grotesque, mis-shapen, stillborn children born in the hospital.
1.1(Of a proposal or plan) having failed to develop or succeed; unrealized: the proposed wealth tax was stillborn
More example sentences
  • His stillborn plans for regional mini-parliaments in Yorkshire and across England were yesterday savaged by an influential group of MPs.
  • And his thrashing of the first six stillborn proposals is right, but late.
  • But the problem is how to revitalize a stillborn plan, how to find enough lawmakers to join and whether the incentives offered to them will be enough.

Words that rhyme with stillborn

Eastbourne • highborn

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