abort Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
- I wasted a year of my life working on an abort
- he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area
verb terminate before completion
- abort the mission
- abort the process running on my computer
verb cease development, die, and be aborted
- an aborting fetus
verb terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
A*bort" intransitive verb
To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
(Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
An untimely birth.Obs. Sir H. Wotton.
An aborted offspring.Obs. Holland.
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