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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Termination of pregnancy; Failure of a plan.

Usage examples (30)
  • The word abortion comes from the Latin abortio, which means to abort, miscarry, deliver prematurely.
  • It fails to define the term abortion, inviting individuals to define it in ways that encompass contraception.
  • Mrs Parkes: Unfortunately the term abortion actually refers to any pregnancy ending prior to viability or therabouts.
  • The term abortion is also applied, though less properly, to cases in which the child is become viable, but does not survive the delivery. for more
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