- shambles; mess.
- anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature, as a design or project.
Origin of abortion
Related formspost·a·bor·tion, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for postabortion
Derived Formsabortional, adjective
Medicine definitions for postabortion
Science definitions for postabortion
Culture definitions for postabortion (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 postabortion (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.)