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English definition of “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. PregnancyBirth

abortion noun (FAILURE)

[C] slang a failure: This project is a complete abortion.FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
(Definition of abortion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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