- shambles; mess.
- anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature, as a design or project.
Origin of abortion
Related formspost·a·bor·tion, adjective
Examples from the Web for abortion
Most often, the doctrine is invoked by minors seeking an abortion without parental consent.
The language of this bill is a de facto abortion ban for most pregnant federal prisoners.
In other words, unnecessarily stringent abortion regulation could be far more dangerous than abortion itself.
Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, describes abortion as “very safe.”
The National Right to Life Committee, for example, asks the leading question “Is Abortion Safe?”
Macpherson had recently engaged the public gaze by his 'Ossian'—an abortion fathered upon the fourth century after Christ.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Abortion is the dislodging of the child from the only place where it can live and where nature has placed it for that purpose.Moral Principles and Medical Practice|Charles Coppens
X-ray photographing of pregnant women is very likely to cause abortion.
No particular attention need be bestowed upon this cough, unless it become so violent as to threaten abortion.
In pregnancy uterine hemorrhage and uterine pain are symptoms of a threatened abortion, but not certain symptoms.
British Dictionary definitions for abortion
Derived Formsabortional, adjective
Medicine definitions for abortion
Science definitions for abortion
Culture definitions for abortion (1 of 2)
The deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually before the embryo or fetus is capable of independent life. In medical contexts, this procedure is called an induced abortion and is distinguished from a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or stillbirth.
Culture definitions for abortion (2 of 2)
The ending of pregnancy and expulsion of the embryo or fetus, generally before the embryo or fetus is capable of surviving on its own. Abortion may be brought on intentionally by artificial means (induced abortion) or may occur naturally (spontaneous abortion, which is commonly referred to as a miscarriage). (Compare stillbirth; see also family planning and population control.)