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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth.

Usage examples (40)
  • All of these women were attacked with different forms of what is commonly called puerperal fever.
  • Another example is what is known as puerperal insanity.
  • In the mid 19th century women often died after child birth from a disease called puerperal fever.
  • In contrast, at the midwife-staffed clinic, about 4% of the women died of childbed fever also called puerperal fever. for more
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