|Origin:||praegnans, from praegnas, from prae- ( PRE-) + gnatus 'born'|
if a woman or female animal is pregnant, she has an unborn baby growing inside her body [↪ pregnancy]:
medical care for pregnant women
I knew right away that I was pregnant.
I thought I was too old to get pregnant.
twenty weeks/three months etc pregnant
She's about five months pregnant.
Maria was pregnant with her second child.
I didn't mean to get her pregnant (=make her pregnant).
His wife was heavily pregnant (=almost ready to give birth).
a pause or silence which is full of meaning or emotion:
He stopped, and there was a pregnant pause.
containing a lot of a quality:
Every phrase in this poem is pregnant with meaning.