Definition of newborn in English:


Syllabification: new·born
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌbôrn


  • (Of a child or animal) recently or just born: newborn babies figurative a newborn star
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    • They will on some occasions attack small ailing domestic animals, newborn sheep and goats, eating parts of them.
    • That may change soon thanks to a newborn calf born healthy to the first cow cloned from a beef carcass.
    • He said the operation, known as gastric transposition, is more commonly used on newborn babies born with defects.
    just born, recently born


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  • A recently born child or animal.
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    • Some Inuit newborns are born with high blood pressure that persists into elementary school.
    • Yet teenagers need parental guidance and attention just as intensely as do newborns or young children.
    • And it can be a problem not just for adults, but for children as young as newborns.
    young baby, tiny baby, infant; Medicine neonate

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