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abort (uh BORT) (verb), aborts; aborted; aborting
1. To give birth before the fetus (unborn) is viable (capable of life); to have a miscarriage; or a reference to something that fails to be completed: It was very sad that the baby was aborted because of the injury when the mother fell down the stairs.
2. To cut short because of some failure in equipment: The pilot aborted the flight because of radio failure.

Failure of the radar system will abort the flight of the spaceship until another day.

The family will be aborting their trip to the arctic because of the early onslaught of winter.

3. Etymology: originally, "to set" or "to disappear" (as the sun). Composed of ab-, "from" + oriri- "to arise"; the part of the sky, or the world, in which the sun rises; the East.
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abort (uh BORT) (verb), aborts; aborted; aborting
1. An involuntary ending of a pregnancy through the discharge of a fetus or the unborn vertebrate from the womb at too early a stage in its development for it to survive: Cows with Bang's disease, an infectious disease of domestic animals, often abort their calves.
2. To cause the end or termination of something: The astronauts aborted the space flight when the engine of their space ship caught fire.
3. Etymology: from abortus, a form of the Latin verb abortare, "to disappear"; formed from ab, "away" + oriori, "to come into being, to appear".
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