accouchement /əˈkuːʃmɒ̃/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
‹archaic› the action of giving birth to a baby.
– origin late 18th cent.: French, from accoucher ‘act as midwife’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + coucher ‘put to bed’ (see couch1).

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