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womb

Syllabification: womb
Pronunciation: /wo͞om
 
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Definition of womb in English:

noun

1The uterus.
Example sentences
  • The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus or womb, which is located in a woman's lower abdomen.
  • The baby is protected by the amniotic fluid in the womb and by your abdomen.
  • Pregnant women can get varicose veins because of the pressure on the veins in the pelvis as the womb expands.
1.1A place of origination and development: the womb of evil
More example sentences
  • Lying deep in the womb of this crucial concession on the geography of the state, was repudiation of the civilisational and strategic impertaives of India.
  • It is equally imperative that capitalism has already developed in its womb significant elements of communism.
  • They are the wombs of regional fisheries as many fish and shellfish spawn and mature there.

Origin

Old English wamb, womb, of Germanic origin.

Derivatives

womblike

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Inside its womb-like structure is an obsessively detailed model of an old-fashioned movie-house, complete with a 17-seat ‘balcony’ where the participants sit.
  • A walk through the womb-like interior at Tynecastle rekindles many memories of the players who have trod the same path from youth-team hopeful to first-team regular that Severin is attempting to emulate.
  • Moments are incredibly beautiful, especially when they dangle above a dappled stage wrapped womb-like in fabric, or entwined around the hoop, they spin into the shadows of the lighting grid.

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