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pyuˈɜr pər əlpuer·per·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puerperaladjective

    relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth


  1. puerperaladjective

    Of, pertaining to or associated with childbirth.

    Etymology: Derived from Neo-Latin puerperalis, from Latin puerpera meaning "woman in childbirth", from Latin puer meaning "child, boy, male slave" + parere "to bear children"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puerperaladjective

    of or pertaining to childbirth; as, a puerperal fever

    Etymology: [L. puerpera a lying-in woman; puer child + parere to bear: cf. F. puerpral.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puerperal

    pū-ėr′pėr-al, adj. relating to childbirth—also Pūer′perous.—adv. Pūer′perally.—Puerperal fever, fever occurring in connection with childbirth; Puerperal insanity, insanity occurring in connection with childbirth. [L. puerpera, a woman lately delivered—puer, a child, parĕre, to bear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerperal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerperal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    candy and other sweets considered collectively
    • A. guts
    • B. confectionery
    • C. purse
    • D. cycling

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