Adjective "aborted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Carry out or undergo the abortion of (a fetus)
  1. no object 'many doctors assume that women who undergo testing would choose to abort'
  2. 'The Bill also allows the victims of rape or incest to abort the fetus till 18 weeks.'
  3. 'No, you capitalize on their imagination of the immoral - bring on images of unreproductive sexuality and aborted fetuses.'
  4. 'Would it be morally permissible for her to become pregnant with the aim of aborting the embryo immediately?'
  5. 'Just across the way, though, in equally large letters, the advertisement above a medical clinic touted ultrasound tests, which have long been used in China to detect the sex of babies, as a prelude to aborting female fetuses.'
  6. 'I am not planning to abort the fetus, if that is what you are asking.'
  7. 'The doctor's liability for destroying a fertilized embryo that the woman has abandoned may be very different from his liability for aborting a fertilized embryo with her consent.'
  8. 'The disease can cause female bison, cattle, and elk to abort their fetuses.'
  9. 'Remember, too that women with disabilities also choose to have pre-natal screening and may also choose to abort a disabled fetus.'
  10. 'A suit of this kind, considered a case of ‘wrongful birth,’ assumes that the obstetrician's negligence denied the parents the option of aborting a defective fetus.'
  11. 'This is not using aborted embryos, this is done by cell lines.'
  12. 'The woman can abort anywhere, wherever she is at the time, it doesn't matter.'
  13. 'When she first told me she was pregnant she didn't take my calls for ages then rang out of the blue and said she was aborting.'
  14. 'Many of these women aborted not to please themselves, but to preserve relationships: with their mothers, with their families in general, with their boyfriends.'
  15. 'Sheep are in these fields and, unfortunately, last week one aborted with the loss of two lambs.'
  16. 'But the full extent of the problem will not be known until Spring when the Brucellosis will cause pregnant cattle to abort.'
  17. 'Picture what would have happened to the 14-year-old if she had aborted, and they had had their way.'
  18. 'Some animals, though, are never the same after - they may not thrive or gain weight well, and some pregnant animals will abort.'
  19. 'What, for instance, would stop Third World women being financially persuaded to become pregnant and abort to provide the cells?'
  20. 'My mother told him she would abort, but instead packed up her stuff and ran.'
  21. 'But most of all, what stood out was the fact that these women aborted to preserve relationships.'
  22. 'Pistils aborting prior to silique formation are indicated with arrows.'
  23. 'If endosperm cell division is halted at an early stage, kernels abort and fail to set seed.'
  24. 'When the gynoecium did not abort, F1 flowers were protogynous with the stigma maturing prior to the anthers.'
Bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault.
  1. 'On May 22, a trial had to be aborted when the jury heard inadmissible evidence by mistake after a garda giving that evidence had failed to hear the judge's order.'
  2. 'He immediately notified the pilot to shut down the engine and recommended the pilot abort the sortie.'
  3. 'Some folks have reported dramatically lower speeds and others complained of frequent micro-outages causing downloads and other operations to be prematurely aborted.'
  4. 'Ten years ago a serious proposal was made to bring back trolleybuses to Bradford but the idea was later aborted.'
  5. 'Johanson eventually received fuel from a British pilot whose expedition was aborted by bad weather.'
  6. 'The take-off was aborted but 55 people died from smoke and fume inhalation.'
  7. 'The MyTravel pilot aborted take-off and performed an emergency stop of his Airbus A321 craft.'
  8. 'The major alert was sparked off after a petrol-powered generator found on board forced the pilot to abort the journey and divert to Rome.'
  9. 'After checking his instruments, the pilot immediately aborted the mission and landed safely.'
  10. 'At any time, however, if any doubt arises the pilot can abort the drop - caution is considered an asset.'


An act of aborting a flight, space mission, or other enterprise.
  1. 'Various low-probability emergency aborts may use the lakebeds but they are not primary abort sites.'
  2. 'The cost of all of this new equipment came to a grand total of $260,000, qualifying our takeoff abort as a Class B mishap.'
  3. 'Prognostics capability will make it possible to replace about-to-fail parts before they fail, reducing system failures, in-flight aborts, and aircraft accidents.'
  4. 'The raid was cancelled when surrender discussions started, but the abort message did not reach the aircraft and 57 out of 100 dropped their bombs before an emergency flare signal was seen.'
  5. 'Most takeoff and landing accidents would never have happened if the pilot had made a timely abort.'
  6. 'A Hubble rescue mission would have to be prepared for a different orbit, different abort modes, and a different payload.'
  7. 'The situation was set up to provide conditions that might closely resemble an actual NASA emergency abort landing.'
  8. 'Most of those who fall victim to these kinds of accidents have neither planned nor been mentally prepared to execute an abort.'
  9. 'Because of the heavy ordnance load, he continued with the takeoff, instead of executing a highspeed abort.'
  10. 'We passed 100 knots and entered the high-speed abort regime.'
  11. 'I've wasted almost a year on an abort'

More definitions

1. to bring forth a fetus from the uterus before the fetus is viable; miscarry.

2. to develop incompletely; remain in a rudimentary or undeveloped state.

3. to fail, cease, or stop at an early or premature stage.

4. Military. to fail to accomplish a purpose or mission for any reason other than enemy action.

5. Rocketry. (of a missile) to stop before the scheduled flight is completed. verb (used with object)

6. to cause to bring forth (a fetus) from the uterus

More examples(as adjective)

"attempts can be aborted."

"foetuses can be aborted."

"coups can be aborted."

"missions can be aborted."

"bids can be aborted."

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(abort)Mid 16th century: from Latin aboriri ‘miscarry’, from ab- ‘away, from’ + oriri ‘be born’.