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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gestation  \Ges*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  gestatio  a  bearing,  carrying, 
  fr  gestare  to  bear,  carry,  intens.  fr  gerere  gestum,  to 
  bear:  cf  F.  gestation.  See  {Gest}  deed,  {Jest}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  wearing  (clothes  or  ornaments).  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  act  of  carrying  young  in  the  womb  from  conception  to 
  delivery;  pregnancy. 
 
  3.  Exercise  in  which  one  is  borne  or  carried,  as  on 
  horseback,  or  in  a  carriage,  without  the  exertion  of  his 
  own  powers;  passive  exercise.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gestation 
  n  1:  the  period  during  which  an  embryo  develops  (about  266  days 
  in  humans)  [syn:  {gestation  period}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  pregnant  [syn:  {pregnancy}] 




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