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unborn Line breaks: un¦born
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbɔːn/

Definition of unborn in English:


(Of a baby) not yet born: the sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat figurative without training, your full talent remains unborn
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  • Should parents be able to enhance the intelligence of an unborn baby?
  • But it has not only changed the unborn baby's life, it has changed her life and the life of her children.
  • She and her lawyer have also filed suit in Family Court in San Diego to clear the way for the unborn babies to be put up for adoption.

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