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miscarriage

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmɪsˌkær.ɪdʒ/  us   /-ˌker-/
an early, unintentional end to a pregnancy when the baby is born too early and dies because it has not developed enough: The amniocentesis test carries a significant risk of miscarriage. I had two miscarriages before I gave birth to my daughter.
miscarry
verb [I] uk   us   /-i/
Sadly, she miscarried eight weeks into the pregnancy.
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