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Noun: abortion  u'bor-shun
  1. A deliberate termination of pregnancy
    - induced abortion, termination
  2. (medicine) the cessation of pregnancy or foetal development; a miscarriage
  3. Failure of a plan
    - miscarriage
  4. (biology) an early stop to the development of an organ, so that it is not fully formed or is absorbed
  5. Something ugly or badly made; a useless failure

Derived forms: abortions

Type of: conclusion, ending, failure, termination

Encyclopedia: Abortion, legal and moral issues