What does abortion mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abortionnoun

    termination of pregnancy

  2. miscarriage, abortionnoun

    failure of a plan

GCIDE

  1. Abortionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

  2. Abortionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

  3. Abortionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

Wiktionary

  1. abortionnoun

    The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development:

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

  2. abortionnoun

    The immature product of an untimely birth.

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

  3. abortionnoun

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

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

  4. abortionnoun

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

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

  5. abortionnoun

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

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

  6. abortionnoun

    Something ugly, an artistic atrocity;.

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

  7. abortionnoun

    A monstrosity; a misshapen person.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abortionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

  2. Abortionnoun

    the immature product of an untimely birth

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

  3. Abortionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

  4. Abortionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. abortio, fr. aboriri. See Abort.]

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  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. Annie Piper:

    These actually are laws that are trying to help women, a lot of abortion clinics don't have the resources to provide proper care for women, so all our legislators are doing is making sure women get safe and proper healthcare.

  2. John Milkovich:

    We choose to confront the culture of death -- the abortion industry has taken its war against our children to our very doorstep, and we have determined to take the fight to the abortion cartel through the law and prayer to stop the horrific infanticide which is being inflicted upon our children, we will continue to fight for the next generations of Louisianans.

  3. Elizabeth Nash:

    People would go to Florida, people would continue to go to Memphis, how many states do you have to cross before you can access abortion services? It exacerbates all the issues weve already seen around taking time off from work and having the money to travel.

  4. Nancy Northup:

    We are devastated that the Supreme Court has refused to block a law that blatantly violates Roe v. Wade. Right now, people seeking abortion across Texas are panicking — they have no idea where or when they will be able to get an abortion, if ever. Texas politicians have succeeded for the moment in making a mockery of the rule of law, upending abortion care in Texas, and forcing patients to leave the state — if they have the means — to get constitutionally protected healthcare. This should send chills down the spine of everyone in this country who cares about the constitution.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Ben, he was pro-abortion not so long ago, as everybody has told me personally. I don't know, but that's what I'm told, I've been told. And all of the sudden he's so hard on abortion, under no circumstances, virtually, can there be exceptions.

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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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