Meaning of lying-in

ly•ing-in

Pronunciation: (lī'ing-in'), [key]
— n., pl. adj. lyings-in, lying-ins,
—n.
  1. the state of being in childbed; confinement.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or providing facilities for childbirth: a lying-in hospital.
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