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a·bort

 (ə-bôrt′)
v. a·bort·ed, a·bort·ing, a·borts
v.tr.
1.
a. To terminate (a pregnancy) by abortion.
b. To cause the expulsion of (an embryo or fetus) by abortion.
c. To undergo the abortion of (an embryo or fetus).
d. To miscarry (an embryo or fetus).
2. To terminate (an undertaking or procedure) before implementation or completion: abort the launch of a rocket; abort a computer program.
3. To stop the progress of (a disease, for example).
v.intr.
1. To miscarry.
2. To cease growth before full development or maturation.
3. To terminate an undertaking or procedure before implementation or completion.
n.
The act of aborting an undertaking or procedure.

[Latin abortāre, frequentative of aborīrī, abort-, to disappear, miscarry : ab-, away; see ab-1 + orīrī, to appear; see er- in Indo-European roots.]

abort

(əˈbɔːt)
vb
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) to undergo or cause (a woman) to undergo the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is viable
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) (tr) to cause (a fetus) to be expelled from the womb before it is viable
3. (intr) to fail to come to completion; go wrong
4. (tr) to stop the development of; cause to be abandoned
5. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) (intr) to give birth to a dead or nonviable fetus
6. (Military) (of a space flight, military operation, etc) to fail or terminate prematurely
7. (Biology) (intr) (of an organism or part of an organism) to fail to develop into the mature form
n
the premature termination or failure of (a space flight, military operation, etc)
[C16: from Latin abortāre, from the past participle of aborīrī to miscarry, from ab- wrongly, badly + orīrī to appear, arise, be born]

a•bort

(əˈbɔrt)
v.i.
1. to bring forth a fetus before it is viable.
2. to remain rudimentary, fail to develop, or develop incompletely.
3. to fail or stop at an early or premature stage.
4. to fail to accomplish a military objective for any reason other than enemy action.
5. (of a missile) to stop before the scheduled flight is completed.
v.t.
6. to cause to bring forth (a fetus) before it is viable.
7. to cause (a pregnant female) to be delivered of a nonviable fetus.
8. to cause to cease or end at an early or premature stage.
9. to terminate (a missile flight, mission, etc.) before completion.
n.
10. the termination of a missile flight, mission, etc., before completion.
11. a missile, rocket, etc., that has aborted.
[1570–80; < Latin abortus, past participle of aborīrī to disappear, miscarry =ab- ab- + orīrī to appear]

abort

1. To terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action. It may occur at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.
2. To discontinue aircraft takeoff or missile launch.

abort


Past participle: aborted
Gerund: aborting

Imperative
abort
abort
Present
I abort
you abort
he/she/it aborts
we abort
you abort
they abort
Preterite
I aborted
you aborted
he/she/it aborted
we aborted
you aborted
they aborted
Present Continuous
I am aborting
you are aborting
he/she/it is aborting
we are aborting
you are aborting
they are aborting
Present Perfect
I have aborted
you have aborted
he/she/it has aborted
we have aborted
you have aborted
they have aborted
Past Continuous
I was aborting
you were aborting
he/she/it was aborting
we were aborting
you were aborting
they were aborting
Past Perfect
I had aborted
you had aborted
he/she/it had aborted
we had aborted
you had aborted
they had aborted
Future
I will abort
you will abort
he/she/it will abort
we will abort
you will abort
they will abort
Future Perfect
I will have aborted
you will have aborted
he/she/it will have aborted
we will have aborted
you will have aborted
they will have aborted
Future Continuous
I will be aborting
you will be aborting
he/she/it will be aborting
we will be aborting
you will be aborting
they will be aborting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aborting
you have been aborting
he/she/it has been aborting
we have been aborting
you have been aborting
they have been aborting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aborting
you will have been aborting
he/she/it will have been aborting
we will have been aborting
you will have been aborting
they will have been aborting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aborting
you had been aborting
he/she/it had been aborting
we had been aborting
you had been aborting
they had been aborting
Conditional
I would abort
you would abort
he/she/it would abort
we would abort
you would abort
they would abort
Past Conditional
I would have aborted
you would have aborted
he/she/it would have aborted
we would have aborted
you would have aborted
they would have aborted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abort - the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed; "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"; "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
Verb1.abort - terminate before completionabort - terminate before completion; "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
2.abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
3.abort - terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortionabort - terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
miscarry - suffer a miscarriage
eject, expel, release, exhaust, discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

abort

verb
1. terminate (a pregnancy), miscarry the latest date at which a foetus can be aborted
2. stop, end, finish, check, arrest, halt, cease, bring or come to a halt or standstill, axe (informal), pull up, terminate, call off, break off, cut short, pack in (Brit. informal), discontinue, desist The take-off was aborted.

abort

verb
To bring forth a nonviable fetus prematurely:
Translations
يُبطل، يُلغي، يُوقِفيُجْهِضيُوقِف، يُلغِي
potratitpřerušitzmařitpokazit se
abortereafbryde
katkestaminekatkestus
سقط جنین
keskenmenokeskeyttää
elvetélsemmi sem lesz belõle
hætta viîmissa fóstur; valda fósturláti hjástöîva í miîju kafi
abortasatšauktinepavykęsnutraukti nėštumąpersileisti
ciest neveiksmiizdarīt abortupārtrauktpriekšlaicīgi dzemdēt
potratiť
pobačaj
abortaborteraavbrytamissfallstoppa
boşa çıkarmakçocuk aldırmakdurdurmakkürtaj yapmakyarıda bırakmak

abort

[əˈbɔːt]
A. VI
1. (Med) → abortar
2. (Comput) → abandonar
3. (= fail) [plan, project, negotiations] → fracasar, malograrse
B. VT
1. (Med) → abortar
aborted foetuses or > fetuses (US) → fetos mpl de abortos
2. (= abandon) [+ mission, operation] → suspender; [+ deal, agreement] → anular; [+ plan] → abandonar; [+ landing, takeoff] → abortar
3. (= cause to fail) → malograr
the bad weather aborted plans for an air displayel mal tiempo malogró los planes de llevar a cabo una exhibición aérea
4. (Comput) → abandonar

abort

[əˈbɔːrt]
vt
[+ foetus, baby, child] → faire avorter
[+ process, attempt, mission, take-off, landing] → interrompre
(COMPUTING)abandonner
vi
(= terminate a pregnancy) → avorter
(during process, attempt, mission)abandonner
(COMPUTING)abandonner

abort

vi (Med) (mother)eine Fehlgeburt haben, abortieren (form); (foetus)abgehen; (= perform abortion)die Schwangerschaft abbrechen, einen Abort herbeiführen (form); (fig: = go wrong) → scheitern; (Comput) → abbrechen
vt (Med) foetus(durch Abort) entfernen, abtreiben (pej); (Space) missionabbrechen; (Comput) → abbrechen; an aborted coup/attemptein abgebrochener Coup/Versuch
n (Space) → Abort m (form)

abort

[əˈbɔːt]
1. vi (Med) → abortire (fig) (plans, space mission) → fallire (prematuramente)
2. vt
a. (Med) to abort a baby or a pregnancyinterrompere una gravidanza

abort

(əˈboːt) verb
1. to lose or bring about the loss of (an unborn child) from the womb.
2. (of a plan etc) to (cause to) come to nothing.
3. to stop or abandon (a space mission, eg the firing of a rocket) before it is completed.
aˈbortion (-ʃən) noun
aˈbortive (-tiv) adjective
unsuccessful. an abortive attempt to climb the mountain.

a·bort

v. abortar; hacer abortar, interrumpir el curso de una gestación o de una enfermedad antes del término natural.

abort

vt, vi abortar
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