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false pregnancy Syllabification: false preg·nan·cy

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of false pregnancy in English:


An abnormal condition in which signs of pregnancy such as amenorrhea, nausea, and abdominal swelling are present in a woman who is not pregnant.
Example sentences
  • Coming up to the ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy, I was told it was a Blighted Ovum, better known as a false pregnancy, where it's only the sac growing, with no fetus in it.
  • Psychologists believe that women who experience false pregnancy have an extremely strong desire to be pregnant and experience the process of pregnancy.
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