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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Pregnant


PREG'NANT, adjective [Latin proegnans; supposed to be compounded of proe, before, and geno; Gr. to beget.]

1. Being with young, as a female; breeding; teeming.

2. Fruitful; fertile; impregnating; as pregnant streams.

3. Full of consequence; as a pregnant instance of infatuation.

An egregious and pregnant instance how far virtue surpasses ingenuity.

4. East to admit or receive.

5. Free; kind; ready; witty; apt. [Not proper.]

6. Plain; clear; evident; full. [Not in use.]