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abort

a·bort

abort

 
pronunciation:
bort
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: aborts, aborting, aborted
definition 1: to experience the end of a pregnancy before the fetus is able to survive.
The car accident caused her to abort.
synonyms:
miscarry
definition 2: to stop growing before achieving full development.
Rubella caused the fetus to abort.
similar words:
cease, halt, miscarry, stop
definition 3: of a program or operation, to end prematurely, usu. in failure.
The computer operation will abort.
synonyms:
miscarry
similar words:
cease, check, end, fail, halt, stop, terminate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause (a pregnancy) to end prematurely in stillbirth.
The decision was made to abort the pregnancy to save the mother's life.The severe fall aborted her pregnancy.
definition 2: to cause to end before completion.
The rocket launch had to be aborted.
synonyms:
arrest
similar words:
cease, check, fail, halt, scrub, stop, terminate
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