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[v] terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
[v] terminate before completion, as of a computer process, a mission, etc.


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\A*bort"\ ([.a]*b[^o]rt"), v. i. [L. abortare, fr. abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born. See {Orient}.]
1. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
2. (Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
\A*bort"\, n. [L. abortus, fr. aboriri.]
1. An untimely birth. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
2. An aborted offspring. [Obs.] --Holland.

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