abortion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “abortion” in the English Dictionary

"abortion" in British English

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uk   /əˈbɔː.ʃən/  us   /-ˈbɔːr-/

abortion noun (END OF PREGNANCY)

C1 [C or U] the ​intentionalending 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.
(Definition of abortion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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