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v. a·bort·ed, a·bort·ing, a·borts
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).
1. To miscarry.
2. To cease growth before full development or maturation.
3. To terminate an undertaking or procedure before implementation or completion.
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.]
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The fantail has thirty or even forty tail-feathers, instead of twelve or fourteen, the normal number in all members of the great pigeon family; and these feathers are kept expanded, and are carried so erect that in good birds the head and tail touch; the oil-gland is quite aborted.
Especially was this apparent in his sleep, when he suffered paroxysms of lawless dreams, groaning and muttering, clenching his fists, grinding his teeth, twisting with muscular tensions, his face writhing with passions and violences, his throat guttering with terrible curses that rasped and aborted on his lips.
The last time he claimed I aborted a pregnancy, he kicked me in the belly with his heavy Timberland boot.
Pregnancy may be aborted if the child could not survive after birth provided the pregnancy is not more than 120 days.
The Supreme Court has fixed the plea for hearing on Friday and asked the doctors to ascertain the risks on the life of the victim if the foetus is allowed to be aborted.
Lawyer JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for corporate affairs, said in an advisory that Flight DG6577 from Cebu to Tacloban aborted its take-off due to a fluctuating oil indication in one of its engines.
Sharjah: An Asian maid has been sentenced to six months in jail for killing her baby after she aborted the foetus and buried it in a garden in Al Buhairah area.
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Then the pilots on their own aborted the take off, an official added.
In 2013, in Cardiff alone, 1,177 unborn babies were aborted, in the Vale of Glamorgan 302.
It doesn't make sense to me that we create new life while healthy babies are being aborted by our pregnant sisters who deem their pregnancies "inconvenient.