Obstetricate
Obstetricate Ob*stet"ri*cate ([o^]b*st[e^]t"r[i^]*k[=a]t), v. i. [L. obstetricatus, p. p. of obstetricare, fr. obstetrix.] To perform the office of midwife. [Obs.] ``Nature does obstetricate.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

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  • Obstetricate — Ob*stet ri*cate, v. t. To assist as a midwife. [Obs.] E. Waterhouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstetricate — ob·stet·ri·cate …   English syllables

  • obstetricate —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷.trəˌkāt verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Late Latin obstetricatus, past participle of obstetricare to act as midwife, from Latin obstetric , obstetrix midwife intransitive verb archaic : to function as a midwife transitiv …   Useful english dictionary

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