Synonyms for abort

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-bawrt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbɔrt

Top 10 synonyms for abort Other synonyms for the word abort

Définition of abort

Origin :
  • 1570s, "to miscarry," from Latin abortus, past participle of aboriri "to miscarry" (see abortive); 1610s as "to deliberately terminate" anything, but especially a pregnancy, which seems to be the literal sense. Transitive meaning "to cause a woman to miscarry" is recorded from 1933. Related: Aborted; aborting.
  • verb stop or cancel something
  • verb terminate or fail to complete pregnancy
Example sentences :
  • Abort the middle there was au arm-hole with a shutter or flap over it.
  • Extract from : « The Malay Archipelago » by Alfred Russell Wallace
  • And if I am to endure it much longer, I shall have to abort.
  • Extract from : « The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century » by Leo Wiener
  • It was on that train I learned my first German word "abort" meaning bathroom.
  • Extract from : « The Biography of a Rabbit » by Roy Benson
  • "I thought we'd abort this mission before we were through," he sneered.
  • Extract from : « The Trouble with Telstar » by John Berryman
  • I've tried my best to abort this big bug, but I can't find anything amiss.
  • Extract from : « Tight Squeeze » by Dean Charles Ing
  • This mat is abort four feet square, and when folded has one end sewn up, so that it forms a kind of sack open at one side.
  • Extract from : « The Malay Archipelago » by Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Its effects seem to be to favour abortion; and there is reason to believe that it has caused many valuable animals to abort.
  • Extract from : « Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation » by James Buckman
  • Hence it is, that when this disposition to abort first appears in a herd, it is naturally in a cow that has been lately purchased.
  • Extract from : « Cattle and Their Diseases » by Robert Jennings
  • Some appearances make me think that they abort by becoming confluent with the main petiole.
  • Extract from : « More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II » by Charles Darwin
  • Continuous application of equal parts of alcohol and water night and day may abort it.
  • Extract from : « The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) » by Grant Hague

Antonyms for abort

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