from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Brought forth prematurely.
  • adj. Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage; as, spines are aborted branches.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of abort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Brought forth prematurely.
  • adj. Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage.
  • adj. stopped prior to normal completion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brought forth before its time.
  • Imperfectly developed; incapable of discharging its functions; not having acquired its functions.


Derivative of abort (Wiktionary)


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  • Really, the only time we will be able to conclusively say that a woman has aborted is if she comes forward and admits it herself.

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  • Nor does the suffering of a late-term aborted baby seem to resonate with a PETA member as much as does, say, the suffering of a hen forced to live in a tiny wire cage its entire life.

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  • Discovery of bodies of late-term aborted babies sparks outrage in Nepal (73 Comments)

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  • It makes you wonder about what they think of women who baptize their aborted babies, or women who remember their unborn children in visions.

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  • Reaction was swift and angry, with BiH House of Peoples Republika Srpska representative Dusanka Majkic calling the aborted meeting in Turkey an attempt to create a new Islamic state.

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  • According to the Guttmacher Institute, which compiles reproductive health statistics, one out of three black pregnancies is aborted, which is twice the Hispanic rate of abortions and five times the white abortion rate.

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  • He further stoked religious ire by retaining a chaplain who offered cremated ashes to parents and baptized aborted remains.

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  • Parents who, when they see their children, recall the aborted brothers and sisters of these children.

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  • Nevertheless, some correspondents recalled the aborted effort to build the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas during the '90s - a machine that would have been bigger than the LHC:

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