Adjective "abortion" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks.
  1. count noun 'illegal abortions'
  2. 'The Institute has also argued against abortion, euthanasia and human cloning.'
  3. 'Some countries recognise abortion when pregnancy results from rape or incest, or when there is a high probability of foetal impairment.'
  4. 'But it can help prevent that unwanted pregnancy, that abortion, or that misguided marriage which ends in divorce.'
  5. 'The motion asks that rates of teenage pregnancies, abortions and sexually transmitted infections are also revealed.'
  6. 'One out of four pregnancies and half of all unintended pregnancies end in abortion.'
  7. 'Let us keep the backyard abortionist out and legalised abortion in as a human right.'
  8. 'He was also a staunch opponent of contraception, euthanasia and abortion.'
  9. 'In a number of African countries, local laws and values permit abortion if a pregnancy threatens a woman's health.'
  10. 'She wished to end her pregnancy, but abortion was illegal in Texas except in cases of extreme danger to the mother.'
  11. 'Apart from pregnancies, levels of abortion have also been on the increase.'
  12. 'Higher amounts of caffeine may be associated with increased rates of abortion and low birth weight.'
  13. 'Autumn is usually the problem time for abortions in spring-calving dairy herds.'
  14. 'Abortion in a previous pregnancy predisposes to further abortions or stillbirths in subsequent pregnancies.'
  15. 'This may result in abortion, premature delivery or Congenital Rubella Syndrome.'
  16. 'They propose that high levels of homozygosity due to inbreeding may lead to high rates of seed abortion.'
  17. 'Since there may be a low level of background pollen abortion, a second approach is more accurate.'
An object or undertaking that is unpleasant or badly made or carried out.
  1. 'He didn't bring up one single argument in respect to the abortion of a budget that was tabled this year.'

More definitions

1. Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.

2. any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, especially during the first six months.

3. Also called spontaneous abortion. miscarriage (def 1).

4. an immature and nonviable fetus.

5. abortus (def 2).

6. any malformed or monstrous person, thing, etc.

7. Biology. the arrested development of an embryo or an organ at a more or less early stage.

8. the sto

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be abortion."

"foes can be abortion."

"technologies can be abortion."

"supports can be abortion."


Mid 16th century: from Latin abortio(n-), from aboriri ‘miscarry’ (see abort).