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English definition of “abort”

abort

verb [T] (STOP)   /əˈbɔrt/
to stop something before it has begun or to cause something to fail before it is complete: Engineers aborted the test flight at the last minute. abortive    /əˈbɔr·t̬ɪv/ adjective [not gradable] An abortive uprising led to his exile.
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