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a·bor·tion

 (ə-bôr′shən)
n.
1.
a. Induced termination of a pregnancy with destruction of the embryo or fetus.
b. Any of various procedures that result in the termination of a pregnancy. Also called induced abortion.
3. Cessation of normal growth, especially of an organ or other body part, prior to full development or maturation.
4. The premature ending or abandonment of an undertaking.
5. Something that is regarded as poorly made or done.
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abortion

(əˈbɔːʃən)
n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an operation or other procedure to terminate pregnancy before the fetus is viable
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the premature termination of pregnancy by spontaneous or induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus
3. (Medicine) the products of abortion; an aborted fetus
4. (Biology) the arrest of development of an organ
5. a failure to develop to completion or maturity: the project proved an abortion.
6. a person or thing that is deformed
aˈbortional adj
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a•bor•tion

(əˈbɔr ʃən)

n.
1. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.
2. any of various procedures for terminating a pregnancy.
3. Also called spontaneous abortion. miscarriage (def. 1).
4. an immature and nonviable fetus.
5. a malformed or monstrous person or thing.
6. the arrested development of an embryo or an organ at a more or less early stage.
7. the stopping of an illness, infection, etc., at a very early stage.
8. anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature.
[1540–50; < Latin]
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Abortion

See also birth; pregnancy

1. destruction of a fetus. Also called feticide.
2. that which produces an abortion; an abortifacient
Cf. aborticide, 2.
the killing of a fetus; especially illegal abortion. Also called aborticide. — feticidal, foeticidal, adj.
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abortion

The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable (able to survive outside the uterus).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abortion - termination of pregnancyabortion - termination of pregnancy    
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage - a natural loss of the products of conception
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
2.abortion - failure of a planabortion - failure of a plan      
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
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abortion

noun
1. termination, miscarriage, feticide, aborticide, deliberate miscarriage They had been going out a year when she had an abortion.
2. failure, disappointment, fiasco, misadventure, monstrosity, vain effort the abortion of the original nuclear project
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Translations
إِجْهاضإجْهَاض
interrupcepotrat
abort
aborttikeskenmenoraskaudenkeskeytys
pobačaj
abortusz
fóstureyîing
妊娠中絶
유산
abortas
abortusmisbakselmiskraamabortie
abandonembriongermen
potrat
splav
abort
การทำแท้ง
kürtajçocuk aldırma
sự phá thai

abortion

[əˈbɔːʃən]
A. N
1. (Med)
1.1. (= termination) → aborto m (provocado)
illegal abortionaborto m ilegal
to have an abortionhacerse un aborto, abortar (no de forma espontánea)
to perform or carry out an abortionpracticar un aborto
1.2. (frm) (also spontaneous abortion) → aborto m (espontáneo)
2. (= failure) → fracaso m, malogro m
B. CPD abortion clinic Nclínica f donde se practican abortos
abortion law Nley f del aborto
abortion pill Npíldora f abortiva
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abortion

[əˈbɔːrʃən]
n (MEDICINE)avortement m
to have an abortion → se faire avorter anti-abortion
modif [bill, law] → sur l'avortement; [counselling] → sur l'avortement abortion clinic, abortion pillabortion clinic nclinique f d'avortement
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abortion

nSchwangerschaftsabbruch m, → Abtreibung f (pej); (= miscarriage)Fehlgeburt f, → Abort m (form); (fig: of plan, project etc) → Fehlschlag m, → Reinfall m (inf); (pej, = person) → Missgeburt f (pej); to get or have an abortionabtreiben lassen, eine Abtreibung vornehmen lassen
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abortion

[əˈbɔːʃn] n (Med) → aborto
to have an abortion (termination) → abortire (miscarriage) → avere un aborto (spontaneo)
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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.
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abortion

إِجْهاض interrupce abort Schwangerschaftsabbruch έκτρωση aborto abortti avortement pobačaj aborto 妊娠中絶 유산 abortus abort aborcja aborto аборт abort การทำแท้ง kürtaj sự phá thai 堕胎
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a·bor·tion

n. aborto, interrupción prematura del embarazo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

abortion

n aborto provocado or inducido, aborto, interrupción voluntaria del embarazo; habitual — aborto habitual; incomplete — aborto incompleto; partial birth — aborto por nacimiento parcial; spontaneous — aborto espontáneo; therapeutic — aborto terapéutico; threatened — amenaza de aborto; to have an — tener un aborto
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I know what you know as well, that the one touch which you speak of as deficient is the only one that would be truly valuable, and that without it these works of mine are no better than worthless abortions. There is the same difference between them and the works of an inspired artist as between a sign-post daub and one of your best pictures."
He was impelled to suggest "Locksley Hall," and would have done so, had not his vision gripped him again and left him staring at her, the female of his kind, who, out of the primordial ferment, creeping and crawling up the vast ladder of life for a thousand thousand centuries, had emerged on the topmost rung, having become one Ruth, pure, and fair, and divine, and with power to make him know love, and to aspire toward purity, and to desire to taste divinity - him, Martin Eden, who, too, had come up in some amazing fashion from out of the ruck and the mire and the countless mistakes and abortions of unending creation.
He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animate abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarise it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely.
Not without a shiver, though he was used to anatomical abortions, Dr.
Could it be this abortion that had climbed to be an advocate, and now lived in the birthplace of Flora and the home of John's tenderest memories?
The Albino is as well made as other men --has no substantive deformity --and yet this mere aspect of all-pervading whiteness makes him more strangely hideous than the ugliest abortion. Why should this be so?
The proportional width of the gape of mouth, the proportional length of the eyelids, of the orifice of the nostrils, of the tongue (not always in strict correlation with the length of beak), the size of the crop and of the upper part of the oesophagus; the development and abortion of the oil-gland; the number of the primary wing and caudal feathers; the relative length of wing and tail to each other and to the body; the relative length of leg and of the feet; the number of scutellae on the toes, the development of skin between the toes, are all points of structure which are variable.
Volumnia, in her room up a retired landing on the stair-case--the second turning past the end of the carving and gilding, a cousinly room containing a fearful abortion of a portrait of Sir Leicester banished for its crimes, and commanding in the day a solemn yard planted with dried-up shrubs like antediluvian specimens of black tea--is a prey to horrors of many kinds.
I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.
The abortion pill improves access to affordable abortions (abortions in the U.S.
Abortion activists periodically lobby to make abortions easily accessible in ways that endanger women even more than the current abortion industry.
In this new framework, abortions fall into one of three categories: safe, less safe and least safe.