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conceive

 [kon-sēv´]
1. to become pregnant.
2. take in, grasp, or form in the mind.

conceive

(kon-sēv),
To become pregnant, i.e., to achieve implantation of the blastocyst, ideally in the endometrium.

conceive

/con·ceive/ (kon-sēv´)
1. to become pregnant.
2. take in, grasp, or form in the mind.

conceive

(kən-sēv′)
v.
1. To become pregnant.
2. To apprehend mentally; understand.

conceive

[kənsēv′]
Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
to become pregnant.

conceive

to become pregnant.
References in classic literature ?
The book passes indeed, successively, through distinct, broadly conceived phases of scenery, which, becoming veritable parts of its texture, take hold on the reader, as if in an actual sojourn in the places described.
She conceived an affection for the pigeons which had thrown themselves on her hospitality; and when Boxtel's servant reclaimed them with culinary intentions, having eaten the first fifteen already, and now wishing to eat the other fifteen, she offered to buy them from him for a consideration of six stivers per head.
The mysterious, enchanting Kitty herself could not love such an ugly person as he conceived himself to be, and, above all, such an ordinary, in no way striking person.
And the second child is now conceived at around age 35 or even later.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide identified 4,300 cases conceived with the help of different types of artificial methods currently available to help people who experience difficulties to conceive naturally, including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), ovulation induction and cryopreservation of embryos.
he began, to which Churchill commented, "The honorable member conceived thrice but did not bring forth anything.
The woman, who is in her 29th week of pregnancy, conceived the five babies without the help of IVF, the Seven Network reported.
While the risk of stillbirth among singleton pregnancies conceived by assisted reproductive technology is marginally higher than is the risk in naturally conceived children, the difference is not large enough to warrant any changes in pregnancy management.
And 46 per cent were conceived outside the bedroom.
Three months later, she conceived normally and gave birth to a baby girl, Mannat, in January 2008.
CHILDREN conceived by egg or sperm donation will have the chance to find their biological siblings once they reach 18, authorities said.
He insisted the Human Embryology and Tissues Bill, to be voted on in the House of Lords on Tuesday, should legislate that birth certificates include information on the genetic parents as well as whether the child was donor conceived.