abort

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Latin abortus, perfect active participle of aborior (miscarry), formed from ab + orior (come into being). Doublet of abortus.

Noun[edit]

abort (plural aborts)

  1. (obsolete) A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 17th century.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition I, section 2, member 4, subsection vi:
      In Japonia 'tis a common thing to stifle their children if they be poor, or to make an abort, which Aristotle commends.
  2. (now rare) The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
  3. (military, aeronautics) An early termination of a mission, action, or procedure in relation to missiles or spacecraft; the craft making such a mission.
    We've had aborts on three of our last seven launches.
  4. (computing) The function used to abort a process.
  5. (computing) An event in which a process is aborted.
    We've had three aborts over the last two days.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin abortare, from abortus, from aboriri (miscarry), from ab- (not) + oriri (come into being, arise, appear).

Verb[edit]

abort (third-person singular simple present aborts, present participle aborting, simple past and past participle aborted)

  1. (intransitive, now rare outside medicine) To miscarry; to bring forth (non-living) offspring prematurely. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
    • 1785, Henry Morris, Surgical Diseases of the Kidney, page 458:
      Women have aborted, men have committed suicide, and both men and women have been thrown into convulsions during the fearful agony of renal colic.
    • 1983, M. D. Bennett, Chromosomes Today: Volume 8 Proceedings of the Eighth International Chromosome Conference, page 346:
      In the study group ll patients aborted spontaneously between the 17th and 20th gestational week and 8 patients aborted after the 21st week.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To cause a premature termination of (a fetus); to end a pregnancy before term. [Attested since at least the 19th century.]
  3. (transitive) To end prematurely; to stop in the preliminary stages; to turn back. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  4. (intransitive) To stop or fail at something in the preliminary stages. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  5. (intransitive, biology) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to cease organic growth before maturation; to become sterile. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
  6. (transitive, biology) To cause an organism to develop minimally; to cause rudimentary development to happen; to prevent maturation. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
  7. (intransitive, military) To abandon a mission at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  8. (transitive, aeronautics) To terminate a mission involving a missile or rocket; to destroy a missile or rocket prematurely. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  9. (transitive, computing) To terminate a process prior to completion.
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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English abort, from Latin abortare, from abortus, from aboriri (miscarry), from ab- (not) + oriri (come into being, arise, appear).

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  • Hyphenation: a‧bort

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abort

  1. to abort; to cause a premature termination of (a fetus); to end a pregnancy before term

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abortus.

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abort

  1. abort, abortion

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  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Danish[edit]

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abort c (singular definite aborten, plural indefinite aborter)

  1. abortion
  2. miscarriage

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Estonian[edit]

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abort (genitive abordi, partitive aborti)

  1. abortion
    Mu tüdruk tahab aborti teha.
    My girl wants an abortion.
  2. miscarriage

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abortus (premature delivery, abortion; miscarriage), perfect active participle of aborior (I disappear; miscarry, am aborted (of a baby)), a compound from both ab- (from, away from, off), from Latin ab (from, away from, on, in), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away) + and from orior (I rise, appear, am born), from Proto-Italic *orjōr, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, stir, rise, spring).

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abort m (definite singular aborten, indefinite plural aborter, definite plural abortene)

  1. (medicine) an abortion (termination of pregnancy before the fetus is viable outside the uterus)
    illegal abortillegal abortion
    provosert abortprovoked abortion
    Synonyms: misfødsel, fosterdrap, svangerskapsavbrytelse, svangerskapsavbrudd
  2. (medicine) an abortion (abortion that occurs by itself)
    • 1840 June 23, Den Norske Rigstidende, page 2:
      mange mene, at hensigten [med attentatet] kun har været at forskrække dronningen og derved foraarsage en abort
      many believe that the intention [of the assassination] was only to frighten the queen and thereby cause an abortion
    • 1977, Conrad N. Schwach, Erindringer af mit Liv indtil Ankomsten til Throndhjem, page 298:
      hun havde hørt, at ægteskaber, hvori det første svangerskab endte med abort, som oftest bleve barnløse
      she had heard that marriages in which the first pregnancy ended in abortion often became childless
    • 1977, Conrad N. Schwach, Erindringer af mit Liv indtil Ankomsten til Throndhjem, page 295:
      min kone, som efter aborten længe havde været svag, blev frisk igjen
      my wife, who had been weak for a long time after the abortion, recovered
    • 1996, Ketil Bjørnstad, Historien om Edvard Munch, page 337:
      maleriet [var ikke] noe maleri i det hele tatt, men en abort
      the painting [was] not a painting at all, but an abortion
    ha en aborthave an abortion
    ta abortinduce abortion
    habituell aborthabitual abortion (the miscarriage of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies)
    Synonym: spontanabort
  3. (medicine) an abortion (termination of pregnancy induced by surgery or medication)
    • 1973, Tor Edvin Dahl, Guds tjener, page 136:
      foreldrene sendte ham to tusen kroner og det ble ordnet med illegal abort
      his parents sent him two thousand kroner and an illegal abortion was arranged
    • 1975, Liv Køltzow, Historien om Eli, page 119:
      hun var helt desperat av redsel for at hun ikke skulle få innvilget aborten
      she was desperate for fear that she would not be granted an abortion
    • 1976, Mette Hansen, Kasino, page 33:
      Brita var en av foregangskvinnene for selvbestemt abort
      Brita was one of the pioneers of self-determined abortion
    • 1990, Kåre Willoch, Statsminister, page 53:
      de sterkeste og mest innflytelsesrike motstandere av selvbestemt abort
      the strongest and most influential opponents of self-determined abortion
    foreta en abortperform an abortion
    kjønnsbetinget abortgendered abortion
    selvbestemt abortself-determined abortion (artificial abortion that a pregnant woman may require performed by the end of the 12th week of pregnancy, according to Norwegian law)
    Synonyms: abortus provocatus, fosterfordrivelse, utskrapning
  4. (medicine, now rare) a premature foetus
  5. (technology) the act of aborting
    Synonym: abortere

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abortus

Noun[edit]

abort m (definite singular aborten, indefinite plural abortar, definite plural abortane)

  1. an abortion (deliberate termination of a pregnancy)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

abort m (plural aborts)

  1. (computing) abort (function used to abort a process)
    Synonym: abortamento

Swedish[edit]

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abort c

  1. (obsolete) an abort, a miscarriage
  2. abort, abortion (the process of ending a pregnancy)

Declension[edit]

Declension of abort 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abort aborten aborter aborterna
Genitive aborts abortens aborters aborternas

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Tatar[edit]

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abort

  1. Latin spelling of аборт (abort)