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Noun: midwife (midwives)  mid-wIf
  1. A woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
    - accoucheuse
Verb: midwife  mid-wIf
  1. Act as a midwife
    "she had midwifed for a woman who gave birth to a stillborn"
     
  2. Help to make happen
    "he midwifed much of Taiwan's transition to democracy"

Derived forms: midwifing, midwives, midwifes, midwifed

Type of: nurse, sister [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Midwife