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Abortion

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(1):

(n.) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.

(2):

(n.) Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion.

(3):

(n.) The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.

(4):

(n.) The immature product of an untimely birth.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Abortion'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/abortion.html. 1828.

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