aborning

[ uh-bawr-ning ]
/ əˈbɔr nɪŋ /
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adverb

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. aboriginal,
  2. aboriginalia,
  3. aboriginality,
  4. aborigine,
  5. aborigines,
  6. abort,
  7. aborted systole,
  8. aborticide,
  9. abortient,
  10. abortifacient

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

aborning

/ (əˈbɔːnɪŋ) /

adverb

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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Word Origin and History for aborning

aborning

adv.

1893, American English, from a- (1) + born + -ing (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper