ALL meanings of abortion

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  • variable noun abortion If a woman has an abortion, she ends her pregnancy deliberately so that the baby is not born alive. 3
  • noun abortion an operation or other procedure to terminate pregnancy before the fetus is viable 3
  • noun abortion the premature termination of pregnancy by spontaneous or induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus 3
  • noun abortion the products of abortion; an aborted fetus 3
  • noun abortion the arrest of development of an organ 3
  • noun abortion a failure to develop to completion or maturity 3
  • noun abortion a person or thing that is deformed 3
  • noun abortion any spontaneous expulsion of an embryo or a fetus before it is sufficiently developed to survive; miscarriage 3
  • noun abortion any deliberate procedure that removes, or induces the expulsion of, a living or dead embryo or fetus 3
  • noun abortion an aborted embryo or fetus 3
  • noun abortion anything immature and incomplete or unsuccessful, as a deformed creature, a badly developed plan, etc. 3
  • noun abortion arrest of development 3
  • noun abortion an organ whose development has been arrested 3
  • noun abortion Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. 1
  • noun abortion any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, especially during the first six months. 1
  • noun abortion Also called spontaneous abortion. miscarriage (def 1). 1
  • noun abortion an immature and nonviable fetus. 1
  • noun abortion abortus (def 2). 1
  • noun abortion any malformed or monstrous person, thing, etc. 1
  • noun abortion Biology. the arrested development of an embryo or an organ at a more or less early stage. 1
  • noun abortion the stopping of an illness, infection, etc., at a very early stage. 1
  • noun abortion Informal. shambles; mess. anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature, as a design or project. 1
  • noun abortion termination of pregnancy 1
  • noun abortion sthg undeveloped, abnormal 1
  • noun abortion The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. 1
  • noun abortion (medicine or dated) The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development. 0
  • noun abortion (dated) The immature product of an untimely birth. 0
  • noun abortion A monstrosity; a misshapen person. 0
  • noun abortion (figuratively) Failure of a promise or a goal. 0
  • noun abortion (biology) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed. 0
  • noun abortion Any fruit or produce which is interrupted in its progress before it is matured or perfect; an idea, project, or anything that does not come to maturity. 0
  • noun abortion (chiefly art) Something ugly, an artistic atrocity. 0
  • noun abortion The cessation of an illness or disease at a very early stage. 0
  • noun abortion An unpleasant or poorly executed idea or project. 0
  • noun abortion The act of aborting (an undertaking, such as a project or trip). 0
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