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English definition of “abort”

abort

verb (END PREGNANCY)    /əˈbɔːt/ US  /-ˈbɔːrt/
[T] 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 foetuses for medical research?PregnancyBirth [I] another word for miscarry (miscarriage)PregnancyBirth
(Definition of abort verb (END PREGNANCY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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