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Related to gravid: gravid uterus


Carrying developing young or eggs: a gravid uterus; a gravid female.

[Latin gravidus, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

gra·vid′i·ty (grə-vĭd′ĭ-tē), grav′id·ness n.
grav′id·ly adv.


(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the technical word for pregnant
[C16: from Latin gravidus, from gravis heavy]
graˈvidity, ˈgravidness n
ˈgravidly adv


(ˈgræv ɪd)

[1590–1600; < Latin gravidus=grav(is) burdened, loaded + -idus -id4]
gra•vid•i•ty (grəˈvɪd ɪ ti) grav′id•ness, n.
grav′id•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gravid - in an advanced stage of pregnancygravid - in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
pregnant - carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life


Carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:
Slang: gone.
Archaic: great.
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