Part of speech: noun

An untimely birth; failure.

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Usage examples "abortion":

  1. Abortion Both married and unmarried women practice abortion when for any reason the prospective child is not desired. - "The Bontoc Igorot", Albert Ernest Jenks.
  2. And all this is gained only by human strife and longing; by ceaseless training and education; by founding Right on righteousness and Truth on the unhampered search for Truth; by founding the common school on the university, and the industrial school on the common school; and weaving thus a system, not a distortion, and bringing a birth, not an abortion. - "The Souls of Black Folk", W. E. B. Du Bois.
  3. If only after so many tears there were not being brought forth a useless abortion! - "The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo'", Jose Rizal.