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broody

adjective
     
brood‧y
1 British English informal wishing that you had a baby:
I get broody when I see baby clothes.
2 silent because you are thinking or worrying about something:
Damian's been broody lately.
3HBP if a female bird is broody, it wants to lay eggs or to sit on them to make the young birds break out
broodiness noun [uncountable]

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