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An instance of suddenly breaking away or off.


a breaking off of a part or parts from a mass
[C17: from Latin abruptio; see abrupt]


(əˈbrʌp ʃən)

a sudden breaking off.
[1600–10; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abruption - an instance of sudden interruptionabruption - an instance of sudden interruption  
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"


n. abrupción, separación inesperada.
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Mum Lisa Thind, of Low Fell, Gateshead, was just 27 weeks into her pregnancy when she suffered a massive placental abruption, leaving medics with no choice but to carry out an emergency Caesarean section.
Mum Laura, 30, suffered a placental abruption and gave birth prematurely after just 26 minutes in labour.
Placental abruption was defined as premature separation of a normally implanted placenta from the uterus after 20 weeks gestation.
Rates of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placental abruption -- all of these risks increase dramatically with weight gain and obesity.
6 Again, it may be the beginning of a miscarriage, but it could also be placental abruption when the placenta starts to peel away from the wall of the womb.
The main contraindications are placental abruption and multiples.
Tragedy struck as Jocelyn suffered a placental abruption - bleeding behind the placenta - 32 weeks into her pregnancy on October 29.
She suffered a placental abruption during her pregnancy with Erin and was referred to Geraldine while pregnant with Emma.
Wright said that the commonest causes of intrapartum hypoxia were placental abruption and cord accidents (i.
Then I suffered a placental abruption that could have killed both me and the baby.
Then the mum-of-five suffered a placental abruption that could have killed both her and the baby.
Less than three weeks later, Leanne "suffered a potentially fatal placental abruption, where the placenta comes away from the inside of the womb, and Willow was born by emergency caesarean section weighing just 2lb 6oz.