intransitive verbsu·per·fe·tat·ed, su·per·fe·tat·ing, su·per·fe·tates
Origin of superfetateLatin superf&emacron;tare, superf&emacron;tat- : super-, super- + f&emacron;tare, to breed (from f&emacron;tus, offspring; see dh&emacron;(i)- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present superfetates, present participle superfetating, simple past and past participle superfetated)
- To conceive after a prior conception, but before the birth of the offspring.
- The female [...] is said to superfetate. "” Grew.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.