gestation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gestation \Ges*ta"tion\, n. [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying,
   fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to
   bear: cf. F. gestation. See Gest deed, Jest.]
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   1. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments). [Obs.]
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   2. The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to
      delivery; pregnancy.
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   3. Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on
      horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his
      own powers; passive exercise. --Dunglison.
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