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Meaning of expectant

ex•pect•ant

Pronunciation: (ik-spek'tunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having expectations; expecting: an excited, expectant audience.
  2. pregnant; expecting: an expectant mother.
  3. characterized by expectations: an expectant attitude.
  4. in expectation; expected; prospective: an expectant fortune.
—n.
  1. a person who expects or who waits in expectation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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