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Synonyms for labor

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to express at greater length or in greater detail

Synonyms for labor

an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900

the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

undergo the efforts of childbirth


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Could the entertainment industry's most dysfunctional labor union be on its way to becoming a functional family?
These include the continent's dismal levels of economic growth, its high levels of unemployment and dysfunctional labor market, its rapidly falling share of world trade, its striking lack of democratic accountability, its inability to equip itself with modern armed forces, and its failure to halt the flow of E.
Women who experience anxiety during labor and have high adrenaline levels that stimulate the alpha-receptors, might present with dysfunctional labor.
With patients who are more at risk for decreased uterine contractility (BJOG 2007;114:343-8), abnormal and dysfunctional labor patterns, gestational diabetes, and cephalopelvic disproportion, it should be no surprise that cesarean delivery is on the rise.
However, obese women were significantly more likely than were the other groups to have dysfunctional labor or cephalopelvic disproportion.
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