Associations to the word «Abortion»

Wiktionary

ABORTION, noun. (medicine or dated) The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development: [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABORTION, noun. (medicine or dated) a miscarriage. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABORTION, noun. (still current) an induced abortion. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABORTION, noun. The act of inducing the cessation of pregnancy. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABORTION, noun. (dated) The immature product of an untimely birth. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABORTION, noun. A monstrosity; a misshapen person. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABORTION, noun. (figuratively) Failure of a promise or a goal. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
ABORTION, noun. (biology) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
ABORTION, noun. Any fruit or produce which is interrupted in its progress before it is matured or perfect; an idea, project, or anything that does not come to maturity.
ABORTION, noun. (chiefly arts) Something ugly, an artistic atrocity.
ABORTION, noun. The cessation of an illness or disease at a very early stage.
ABORTION, noun. An unpleasant or poorly executed idea or project.
ABORTION, noun. The act of aborting (an undertaking, such as a project or trip).
ABORTION PILL, noun. A drug, such as mifepristone (Mifegyne), used to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stage.
ABORTION PILLS, noun. Plural of abortion pill
ABORTION TOURISM, noun. Travel for the purpose of obtaining an abortion where it is legal.

Dictionary definition

ABORTION, noun. Termination of pregnancy.
ABORTION, noun. Failure of a plan.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope