Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gestation

3 senses of gestation

Sense 1
gestation, gestation period -- (the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans))
       => biological time -- (the time of various biological processes)

Sense 2
pregnancy, gestation, maternity -- (the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus)
       => physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition -- (the condition or state of the body or bodily functions)

Sense 3
gestation -- (the conception and development of an idea or plan)
       => construction, mental synthesis -- (the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought)

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser