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abortion

noun uk   /əˈbɔː.ʃən/  us   /-ˈbɔːr-/

abortion noun (END OF PREGNANCY)

C1 [C or U] the intentional ending of a pregnancy: She decided to have/get an abortion. Abortion is restricted in some American states.
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abortion noun (FAILURE)

[C] slang a failure: This project is a complete abortion.
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