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Definition of Abortion


  1. The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.
  2. The immature product of an untimely birth.
  3. Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.
  4. Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion.
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Abortion Translations

abortion in Dutch is abortus provocatus, abortus
abortion in German is fehlerbedingtes Abbrechen {n}, Abtreibung {f}
abortion in Italian is aborto
abortion in Norwegian is misfoster, abort
abortion in Spanish is aborto
abortion in Swedish is missfall, abort