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abortion

a·bor·tion

abortion

pronunciation:
bor shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is able to survive.
She had an abortion.The doctor performed the abortion.
similar words:
miscarriage
definition 2: an aborted fetus.
definition 3: a project or idea that has failed to be carried to completion, or the result of the failure to reach completion.
synonyms:
miscarriage
similar words:
defeat, disaster, failure, fiasco, termination
definition 4: a person or thing that is malformed or incompletely developed; monstrosity.
synonyms:
monster, monstrosity, teratism
similar words:
deformity, lusus naturae, malformation, mutant
derivation: abortional (adj.)