Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Derivative of abort

Examples

  • 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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  • The only thing that should be aborted is this bill. mjm

    Senate delays action on abortion measure

  • 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.

    Feminists scorn posthumous adoption of aborted babies

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

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