1. To assist a woman in childbirth.
2. To extract from an enclosed place, as the foetus from the womb, an object or foreign body, e.g., a tumour from its capsule or surroundings, or the lens of the eye in cases of cataract.
Origin: fr. O. Fr. Fr. L. De– liber, free
give birth (to a newborn); My wife had twins yesterday!.