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preg·nant 1

 (prĕg′nənt)
adj.
1. Carrying developing offspring within the body.
2.
a. Weighty or significant; full of meaning: a conversation occasionally punctuated by pregnant pauses.
b. Of great or potentially great import, implication, or moment: "It was a politically pregnant time in Poland" (New York).
3. Filled or fraught; replete: "This was, from the Party's point of view, both deplorable in itself and pregnant with danger for the future" (Robert Conquest).
4. Having a profusion of ideas; creative or inventive.
5. Producing results; fruitful: a pregnant decision.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praegnāns, praegnant-, variant of praegnās; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

preg′nant·ly adv.

preg·nant 2

 (prĕg′nənt)
adj. Archaic
Convincing; cogent. Used of an argument or a proof.

[Middle English, probably from Old French preignant, present participle of prembre, to press, from Latin premere; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
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