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Meaning of EFFACEMENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
  2. [n]  shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
 

EFFACEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: self-effacement
 
 See Also: biological process, childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, organic process, parturiency, travail, withdrawal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ef*face"ment\, n. [Cf. F. effacement.]
The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Effacement is the thinning out of the cervix during the first stage of labor from 0 percent to 100 percent when it is less than 0.25 centimeters thick.
 

 

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