HyperDic: abort

English > 4 senses of the word abort:
VERBchangeabortterminate before completion
bodyabortcease development, die, and be aborted
bodyabortterminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
NOUNactabortthe act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
abort > pronunciation
RhymesAgincourt ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > abort: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed.
  • "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"
  • "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
English > abort: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningterminate before completion.
PatternSomebody ----s something
  • "abort the mission"
  • "abort the process running on my computer"
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishabortar, interrumpir
Catalanavortar, interrompre
Adjectivesabortivefailing to accomplish / accomplish an intended result
Nounsabortionfailure of a plan
English > abort: 4 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningCease development, die, and be aborted.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"an aborting fetus"
Broaderdie, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
English > abort: 4 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningterminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion.
PatternSomebody ----s
EntailsconceiveBecome pregnant
NarrowermiscarrySuffer a miscarriage
Broaderexhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseEliminate (a substance)
Nounsabortiontermination of pregnancy

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