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Definition of abortion:

  1. Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion.
  2. Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.
  3. The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.
  4. The immature product of an untimely birth.


casting, stillbirth, failure, freak, disaster, malformation, miscarriage, monstrosity, abnormality, spontaneous abortion, fiasco.

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