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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectant  \Ex*pect"ant\,  a.  [L.  expectans,  exspectans  p.  pr  of 
  expectare  exspectare:  cf  F.  expectant.] 
  Waiting  in  expectation;  looking  for  (Med.)  waiting  for  the 
  efforts  of  nature,  with  little  active  treatment. 
 
  {Expectant  estate}  (Law),  an  estate  in  expectancy.  See  under 
  {Expectancy}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectant  \Ex*pect"ant\,  n. 
  One  who  waits  in  expectation;  one  held  in  dependence  by  hope 
  of  receiving  some  good. 
 
  An  expectant  of  future  glory.  --South. 
 
  Those  who  had  employments,  or  were  expectants.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expectant 
  adj  1:  marked  by  eager  anticipation;  "an  expectant  hush"  [syn:  {anticipant}, 
  {anticipative}] 
  2:  in  an  advanced  stage  of  pregnancy;  "was  big  with  child"; 
  "was  great  with  child"  [syn:  {big(p)},  {enceinte},  {gravid}, 
  {great(p)},  {large(p)},  {heavy(p)},  {with  child(p)}] 




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