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definition of the word midwife

by the Wiktionnary

‘Woman who is with (the mother)’, probably from mid (with) + wife (woman).

Singular
midwife

Plural
midwives

midwife (plural midwives)

  1. A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.
    A hundred years ago, a midwife would bring the baby into the world - going to a hospital to deliver a baby was either impossible or unheard of.
  2. (rare, figuratively) Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.

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