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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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Between August 18, 1999 and August 19, 1999, the hospital and its physicians allegedly failed to diagnose and treat the Shaneen for pre-term labor, which was allegedly caused by a placental abruption.
They rushed me into hospital and discovered an abruption - when the placenta comes away from the uterus wall.
The fourth woman had a placental abruption after weeks of bed rest for threatened prematurity.
Exposure to these hazardous particles can also result in acute radiation syndrome, with symptoms that include vomiting, skin burns or abruption of central nervous system function.
25pm, after suffering a placental abruption, where the placental lining becomes separated from the uterus.
There was some evidence of a possible increased risk in placental abruption, but the associations were not statistically significant.
Tolley, III, in representing Dylan McQuitty who, at the time of his birth in 1995, suffered significant neurologic injuries as a result of a complete placental abruption suffered by his mother during her pregnancy.
The trial cohort included only singleton pregnancies and excluded pregnancies with congenital or chromosomal abnormalities, chronic or pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational or pregestational diabetes, placental abruption, and placenta previa.
Heatherjane and David Coombs of Ely, Cardiff, lost their son Xander when he suddenly died in the womb at eight-and-a-half months because of an abruption in the placenta.
Helen, now 35, suffered a placental abruption 33 weeks into her pregnancy with Henry and was rushed to hospital by a paramedic.
Leading obstetricians said Sophie's condition could have been caused by placenta abruption, where the placenta peels away from the wall of the uterus, depriving the baby of oxygen and vital nutrients.