AskDefine | Define expecting

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  1. present participle of expect


  1. Of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth; pregnant.
    • The expecting mother is enthusiastic about learning child care.
    • When is the new couple expecting?


See pregnant


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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