or Brit la*bour n : the physical activities involved in parturition consisting essentially of a prolonged series of involuntary contractions of the uterine musculature together with both reflex and voluntary contractions of the abdominal wall <drugs that induce > <went into after a fall> : also : the period of time during which such labor takes place
, or Brit labour vi : to be in the labor of giving birth .
Similar sounding terms: lo·bar
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