birth pangs


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birth pangs

pl.n.
1. The repetitive pains occurring in childbirth.
2. Difficulty or turmoil associated with a development or transition: the birth pangs of an emergent democracy.
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Noun1.birth pangs - a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirthbirth pangs - a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth
pang - a sharp spasm of pain
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