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n. pl. lyings-in (lī′ĭngz-) or lying-ins (-ĭnz′)
The condition of a woman in the process of giving birth.
Of or intended for use during childbirth: a lying-in hospital.
Etymology: AS, licgan, lying; L, in
1 adj, designating the time before, during, and after childbirth.
2 adj, designating a hospital that provides care for women in childbirth and the puerperium.
3 n, the condition of being in confinement, or childbed.