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English definition of “abortion”


noun [C or U] (END OF PREGNANCY)    /əˈbɔː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈbɔːr-/
C1 the intentional ending of a pregnancy: She decided to have/get an abortion. Abortion is restricted in some American states. → Compare miscarriage, stillbirthPregnancyBirth
(Definition of abortion noun (END OF PREGNANCY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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