[ uh-bawr-ning ]
/ əˈbɔr nɪŋ /


in birth; before being carried out: The scheme died aborning.


being born; coming into being, fruition, realization, etc.: A new era of architecture is aborning.

Origin of aborning

1930–35; a-1 + borning irregular for being born; see born, -ing2
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Examples from the Web for aborning

  • And green things died and shriveled, aborning: The desert was dotted with dead cattle.

    Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow

British Dictionary definitions for aborning


/ (əˈbɔːnɪŋ) /


US while being born, developed, or realized (esp in the phrase die aborning)

Word Origin for aborning

C20: from a- ² + borning, from born
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