Definitions for abortionəˈbɔr ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.
any of various procedures for terminating a pregnancy.
Category: Medicine, Pathology
Ref: Also called spontaneous abortion.; miscarriage (def. 1). 1
an immature and nonviable fetus.
a malformed or monstrous person or thing.
the arrested development of an embryo or an organ at a more or less early stage.
Category: Developmental Biology
the stopping of an illness, infection, etc., at a very early stage.
anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature.
Origin of abortion:
1540–50; < L
termination of pregnancy
failure of a plan
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the ending of a pregnancy; = termination
to have an abortion; the campaign against abortion
The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development:
The immature product of an untimely birth.
Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.
Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which is interrupted in its progress before it is matured or perfect.
The act of aborting a project, a mission, etc, before it is completed.
Something ugly, an artistic atrocity;.
A monstrosity; a misshapen person.
Origin: First attested in 1547, from abortio, from aborior. See abort for more.
the act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage
the immature product of an untimely birth
arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed
any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion
Translations for abortion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to stop or abandon (a space mission, eg the firing of a rocket) before it is completed.
- abortoPortuguese (BR)
- سقط جنینFarsi
- (el)vetélés, abortuszHungarian
- 낙태, 유산Korean
- aborts; neveiksmeLatvian
- abort, fosterfordrivelseNorwegian
- sztuczne poronieniePolish
- سقط جنینPersian
- ماشوم د مور په نس كى مخكى له زيږيدنى څخه له منځه وړلPashto
- аборт; выкидышRussian
- missfall, abort, misslyckandeSwedish
- การทำแท้ง; การยกเลิกThai
- kürtaj, çocuk aldırmaTurkish
- 墮胎Chinese (Trad.)
- викидень; абортUkrainian
- sự sẩy thaiVietnamese
- 流产，堕胎Chinese (Simp.)
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