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abortion (uh BOR shun) (s) (noun), abortions (pl)
1. The premature ending or termination of a pregnancy either spontaneously or induced: Bernita's pregnancy ended in an abortion.

The demonstrators are opposed to abortions.

2. The inability to achieve that which was planned or started; a failure: The attempt to reorganize the objectives of the project resulted in an abortion of the next scheduled meeting.
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