Definition of Abort in English :

Define Abort in English

Abort meaning in English

Meaning of Abort in English

Pronunciation of Abort in English

Abort pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abort in English


see synonyms of abort


1. abort

the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed

Example Sentences:
'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'


2. abort

terminate before completion

Example Sentences:
'abort the mission'
'abort the process running on my computer'

3. abort

cease development, die, and be aborted

Example Sentences:
'an aborting fetus'

4. abort

terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of abort
to undergo or cause (a woman) to undergo the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is viable
2. (transitive)
to cause (a fetus) to be expelled from the womb before it is viable
3. (intransitive)
to fail to come to completion; go wrong
4. (transitive)
to stop the development of; cause to be abandoned
5. (intransitive)
to give birth to a dead or nonviable fetus
(of a space flight, military operation, etc) to fail or terminate prematurely
7. (intransitive)
(of an organism or part of an organism) to fail to develop into the mature form
the premature termination or failure of (a space flight, military operation, etc)

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see synonyms of abort
verb intransitive
to give birth before the embryo or fetus is viable; have a miscarriage
to fail to be completed
3.  Biology
to fail to develop; stay rudimentary
verb transitive
to end (a pregnancy) prematurely
to cause (an embryo or fetus) to be expelled so as to end a pregnancy
to cause to have an abortion
to check (a disease) before fully developed
6.  US
to cut short (an action or operation of an aircraft, spacecraft, etc.), as because of some failure in the equipment
a premature termination of a flight, mission, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of abort
v. a·bort·ed, a·bort·ing, a·borts
a. To terminate (a pregnancy) by abortion.
b. To cause the expulsion of (an embryo or fetus) by abortion.
c. To undergo the abortion of (an embryo or fetus).
d. To miscarry (an embryo or fetus).
2. To terminate (an undertaking or procedure) before implementation or completion: abort the launch of a rocket; abort a computer program.
3. To stop the progress of (a disease, for example).
1. To miscarry.
2. To cease growth before full development or maturation.
3. To terminate an undertaking or procedure before implementation or completion.
The act of aborting an undertaking or procedure.

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