accouchement

[ uh-koosh-muh nt; French a-koosh-mahn ]SEE DEFINITION OF accouchement
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCOUCHEMENT

A French doctor was suspended, for an error in the accouchement of a lady.

According to Dalyell, an accouchement is here a fit of indigestion.

They are particularly ill-treated at the period of their accouchement.

A nourishing and restorative mixture during convalescence, much used among certain classes after accouchement.

This occurred twice; but, after one disappointment, the accouchement was expected with all the ardour of English anticipation.

At her second accouchement, Agnes transferred them to a cat.

The accouchement of women was intrusted in many cases to the care of educated men, who contributed not a little to the art.

At the good woman's second accouchement, a tumult was heard in the cow-house, which drew thither the whole assistants.

My beloved Anna had never thoroughly recovered after her accouchement, and day by day her health was growing weaker.

Unfortunately, Struensee assisted in the accouchement with Berger, and no other physicians were afterwards called in.

WORD ORIGIN

1803, from French accouchement, noun of action from accoucher (see accoucheur).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACCOUCHEMENT

birthing

nounbirth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.