HyperDic: abortion

English > 2 senses of the word abortion:
NOUNactabortiontermination of pregnancy
eventabortion, miscarriagefailure of a plan
abortion > pronunciation
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English > abortion: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningtermination of pregnancy.
Narrowerinduced abortionA deliberate termination of pregnancy
spontaneous abortion, miscarriage, stillbirthA natural loss of the products of conception
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishaborto inducido, aborto
Catalanavortament, avort
Nounsabortionista person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
Verbsabortterminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
English > abortion: 2 senses > noun 2, event
Meaningfailure of a plan.
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Verbsabortterminate before completion

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