Translation of "abort" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əˈbɔːt/ us /-ˈbɔːrt/

to cause something to stop or fail before it begins or before it is complete

The plan/flight had to be aborted at the last minute.

to stop the development of a baby that has not been born, usually by having a medical operation

Do you think it’s wrong to use aborted UK foetuses / US fetuses for medical research?

(Translation of “abort” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈboːt/

(medical) to lose or bring about the loss of (an unborn child) from the womb

She refused to abort her baby.

(of a plan etc) to (cause to) come to nothing

hacer abortar
The research program had to be aborted when funding ran out.

to stop or abandon (a space mission, eg the firing of a rocket) before it is completed

abortar, interrumpir
The launch of the space rocket was aborted due to poor weather conditions.
abortion /-ʃən/ noun

Abortion is a controversial issue.
abortive /-tiv/ adjective


They made an abortive attempt to climb the mountain.

(Translation of “abort” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)