What does abortion mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abortion(noun)

    termination of pregnancy

  2. miscarriage, abortion(noun)

    failure of a plan


  1. Abortion(n.)

    the removal of a fetus from the womb prior to normal delivery in a manner such as to cause the death of the fetus; also called voluntary abortion, or when performed by a physician, therapeutic abortion.

  2. Abortion(n.)

    something considered to be a repulsive or monstrous variant of a normal object; a monstrosity.

  3. Abortion(n.)

    The immature product of an untimely birth; a fetus which has been delivered prematurely due to spontaneous or voluntary abortion, and is dead.

  4. Origin: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]


  1. abortion(Noun)

    The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development:

  2. abortion(Noun)

    The immature product of an untimely birth.

  3. abortion(Noun)

    Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.

  4. abortion(Noun)

    Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which is interrupted in its progress before it is matured or perfect.

  5. abortion(Noun)

    The act of aborting a project, a mission, etc, before it is completed.

  6. abortion(Noun)

    Something ugly, an artistic atrocity;.

  7. abortion(Noun)

    A monstrosity; a misshapen person.

  8. Origin: First attested in 1547, from abortio, from aborior. See abort for more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abortion(noun)

    the act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage

  2. Abortion(noun)

    the immature product of an untimely birth

  3. Abortion(noun)

    arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed

  4. Abortion(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abortion' in Nouns Frequency: #2289

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abortion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abortion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of abortion in a Sentence

  1. Lois Frankel:

    Your administration is abortion obsessed.

  2. Willie Parker:

    Abortion is health care, health care is a right.

  3. Mailee Smith:

    Abortion is a grave choice. It is a permanent decision.

  4. Jill Adams:

    This is not the coat hanger abortion of the days of yore.

  5. Rebecca Gomberts:

    If you have $2,000, you can get a safe abortion anywhere.

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  • إجهاض, خسارة, إخفاق, خداجArabic
  • avort, avortamentCatalan, Valencian
  • interrupce, potratCzech
  • erthyluWelsh
  • Abtreibung, FehlgeburtGerman
  • εξάμβλωμα, έκτρωση, έκτρωμα, αποβολήGreek
  • abortado, abortigoEsperanto
  • engendro, aborto, aborto involuntario, aborto inducidoSpanish
  • سقط, افگانهPersian
  • keskonen, surkastuma, abortti, surkastuminen, keskeyttäminen, raskaudenkeskeytys, tekele, keskenmeno, keskeytysFinnish
  • avorton, fausse couche, IVG, avortement, interruption volontaire de grossesseFrench
  • casg leatro, casg leatromScottish Gaelic
  • הפלה, הפלה מלאכותיתHebrew
  • गर्भपातHindi
  • աբորտArmenian
  • abortusIndonesian
  • aborto, abortivoItalian
  • 失敗, 妊娠中絶, 堕胎, 中絶, 流産, 人工流産Japanese
  • 낙태, 인공유산, 유산Korean
  • abortasLithuanian
  • whakataheMāori
  • miskraam, zwangerschapsonderbreking, abortie, abortus, vruchtafdrijving, misbaksel, afdrijvingDutch
  • abortNorwegian
  • poronienie, aborcjaPolish
  • abandono, aborto, abortamento, aborto induzido, aborto espontâneoPortuguese
  • embrion, avort, germen, abandonRomanian
  • або́рт, вы́кидышRussian
  • potratSlovak
  • abortSwedish
  • గర్భస్రావముTelugu
  • kürtajTurkish
  • sự phá thaiVietnamese

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