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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bawr-ning]
    • /əˈbɔr nɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bawr-ning]
    • /əˈbɔr nɪŋ/

Definitions of aborning word

  • adverb aborning while being born, developed, or realized (esp in the phrase die aborning) 3
  • adverb aborning while being born or created 3
  • adverb aborning in birth; before being carried out: The scheme died aborning. 1
  • adjective aborning being born; coming into being, fruition, realization, etc.: A new era of architecture is aborning. 1
  • adjective aborning (chiefly Canada, US) While being born or produced. 0
  • adverb aborning (chiefly Canada, US) That is in the process of being born; coming into existence; before coming to completion. 0

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Origin of aborning

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
1930-35; a-1 + borning irregular for being born; see born, -ing2

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Parts of speech for Aborning


aborning popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

aborning usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aborning

adjective aborning

  • nascent — beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
  • emergent — An emergent property.
  • emerging — Becoming prominent; newly formed; emergent; rising.
  • parturient — bearing or about to bear young; travailing.

noun aborning

  • birthing — Birthing means relating to or used during the process of giving birth.
  • lying-in — the state of being in childbed; confinement.

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