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Pronunciation: de-liv'er


  1. To assist a woman in childbirth.
  2. To extract from an enclosed place, as the fetus from the womb, an object or foreign body, a tumor from its capsule or surroundings, or the lens of the eye in cases of cataract.

[fr. O. Fr. fr. L. de- + liber, free]

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