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abortion  (əˈbɔːʃən



  1. an operation or other procedure to terminate pregnancy before the fetus is viable
  2. the premature termination of pregnancy by spontaneous or induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus
  3. the products of abortion; an aborted fetus
  4. the arrest of development of an organ
  5. a failure to develop to completion or maturity   ⇒ the project proved an abortion
  6. a person or thing that is deformed

Derived Forms

aˈbortional  adjective


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= termination, feticide, aborticide, miscarriage, deliberate miscarriage

Translations for 'abortion'

  • British English: abortion An abortion is a medical operation in which a pregnancy is deliberately ended and the baby is not born alive.His girlfriend had an abortion.əˈbɔːʃən NOUN
  • Arabic: إِجْهاض
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aborto
  • Chinese: 堕胎
  • Croatian: pobačaj
  • Czech: interrupce
  • Danish: abort
  • Dutch: abortus
  • European Spanish: aborto
  • Finnish: abortti
  • French: avortement
  • German: Schwangerschaftsabbruch Schwangerschaftsabbrüche
  • Greek: έκτρωση
  • Italian: aborto
  • Japanese: 妊娠中絶
  • Korean: 유산
  • Norwegian: abort
  • Polish: aborcja
  • Portuguese: aborto
  • Romanian: avort avorturi
  • Russian: аборт
  • Spanish: aborto
  • Swedish: abort
  • Thai: การทำแท้ง
  • Turkish: kürtaj
  • Ukrainian: аборт
  • Vietnamese: sự phá thai


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