Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An untimely birth; an abortion.

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

  • noun obsolete Abortion.

Etymologies

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Derivative of abort

Examples

  • Then at the thought that this was abortment, not death -- that destruction would complete its work before the dreamt-of, vainly awaited denizens would bring life to the still-born houses, one's melancholy deepened to hopeless discouragement.

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Rome, Volume 3

  • Then at the thought that this was abortment, not death -- that destruction would complete its work before the dreamt-of, vainly awaited denizens would bring life to the still-born houses, one's melancholy deepened to hopeless discouragement.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • Then at the thought that this was abortment, not death -- that destruction would complete its work before the dreamt-of, vainly awaited denizens would bring life to the still-born houses, one's melancholy deepened to hopeless discouragement.

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Rome, Complete

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