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abandonment

[ uh-ban-duhn-muhnt ]
/ əˈbæn dən mənt /
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noun

an act or instance of leaving a person or thing permanently and completely:He struggles to deal with his abandonment by his wife, and now having to care for their infant alone.
an act or instance of permanently setting aside a principle, discontinuing an activity, etc.:I believe in the struggle for radical social change, but it must be accompanied by an abandonment of the notion that the end justifies the means.
an act or instance of giving up control of something, or of yielding to one’s impulses or to an external or spiritual force:No psychiatric diagnosis quite captures Hitler’s boundless will to lead, his self-deception, and his utter abandonment to evil.

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Origin of abandonment

non·a·ban·don·ment, noun
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