abortorium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abort. Compare auditorium, vomitorium. Possibly a borrowing of Russian абортарий (abortarij) or its variant аборторий (abortorij).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æ.bɔɹˈtɔ.ɹi.əm/
  • IPA(key): /æ.bɔɹˈtɔː.ɹi.əm/

Noun[edit]

abortorium (plural abortoriums or abortoria)

  1. A hospital or hospital department that specializes in abortions. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
    • 1933, James Purves-Stewart, A physician's tour in soviet Russia, page 86:
      A well-equipped abortorium was then visited. This consists of a suite of rooms on the first floor.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “abortorium” in Lesley Brown, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 7.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “from Russian?”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌaː.bɔrˈtoː.ri.ʏm/
  • Hyphenation: abor‧to‧ri‧um

Noun[edit]

abortorium n (plural abortoria, diminutive abortoriumpje n)

  1. (rare) abortorium [from 1930s]
    • 1933, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Geneeskunst, Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde, volume 77, page 3714:
      Wordt de toestemming verleend, dan mag niet iedere arts de operatie verrichten, doch zij moet geschieden in een abortorium (te Moscou zijn er 12) of, in kleinere plaatsen, in het ziekenhuis.
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